Club Icon DJ AM laid to rest Wednesday in LA
Adam Goldstein, popularly known as DJ AM in the entertainment world, was laid to rest Wednesday, September 3rd, after being found dead in his Downtown New York apartment last week.
Sources told the New York Times and Examiner that 8 undigested OxyContin pills were found in his stomach, along with one in his mouth. Although signs suggest suicide, no foul play was suspected.
The Philly born record spinner had been a recovering crack cocaine addict and had been successfully clean for over 11 years, until his untimely death on August 28th, 2009. On USmagazine.com, celebrity addiction specialist, Dr. Drew, described AM’s fight over his crack addiction as a “great inspiration” and blames the overdose suicide on a faulty diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following the Learjet crash that AM and close pal Travis Barker narrowly survived.
Goldstein was an icon in the world of club DJ’s and went from a part of the rock band Crazy Town to working on celebrity albums such as Madonna, and Will Smith. He and Barker performed free concerts at colleges across the U.S. under the name TRVSDJ-AM, attracting crowds as big as 10,000 fans. Between that and DJ-ing for celebrity events and parties, he was part owner of prestigious nightclub LAX and for a time was the Friday night DJ at club RAIN in Vegas.
Adam Goldstein was laid to rest in Los Angeles, California at the Hillside Memorial Park surrounded by friends and family. He was 36 years old.