DJ AMHoly cow, we never saw this coming. DJ AM, former boyfriend of stars like Nicole Richie and Mandy Moore, had been sober for more than ten years. This was a guy who had beat his addictions and gone on to fame and fortune. He even just finished a new reality show for MTV where he staged interventions to rescue addicts. What the f**k happened?
DJ AM was found dead in his million-dollar Soho apartment yesterday afternoon. A crack pipe and prescription drugs were supposedly found next to his half-naked body; police do not suspect foul play. Sadly, it appears that AM (real name Adam Goldstein) was seriously depressed over a recent breakup. That coupled with the depression and guilt he was battling from the plane crash he and Travis Barker survived may have been too much for him to deal with, and he picked up the pipe.
Perhaps Adam's last Twitter is the best indicator of his state of mind before he died, a little Grandmaster Flash from the old days, "New York, New York. Big city of dreams, but everything in New York ain't always what it seems." Rock on, Adam. We'll miss you.