Adam Goldstein (1973-2009)
New York disc jockey DJ AM was found dead in his Manhatten apartment today. He had a history of substance abuse and law inforcement officials have said that prescription pills and drug paraphernalia were found at the scene. Goldstein was burned in a plane crash in September 2008 and required skin grafts. Travis Barker, drummer for Blink-182, was more severly burned in the same crash, endured 16 surgeries and suffered from post-tramatic stress disorder, according to Rolling Stone.
After surviving the plane crash in which four other people died, Goldstein told People Magazine: “I can’t believe I made it,” he said. “I’ve prayed every night for the past 10 years. There’s a lot more to thank God for now. … I was saved for a reason. Maybe I’m going to help someone else.”