DJ AM is Found Dead in His New York City Apartment
DJ AM has been found dead in his New York City apartment.
Det. Brian Sessa tells PEOPLE that at 5:20 p.m. on Friday New York Police Department officers entered an apartment on Lafayette Street in response to a 911 call about a man who hadn't been seen for two days. Inside, they found the body of a white male in his 30s. Another police source confirmed to PEOPLE that the dead man was DJ AM.
Goldstein had been prescribed medication for pain and post traumatic stress after surviving the Learjet crash with friend and fellow musician Travis Barker in September 2008. "He struggled with pain after the crash," a close friend of Goldstein told E! News Friday. "But it seemed like he was functioning fine and never missed work." Travis Barker tweeted about the loss of his good friend saying, "I'll never forget everything we've been through and everytime I play the drums I'll think of you. You were an amazing friend/DJ/human being." Barker's band, Blink-182, held an onstage vigil for DJ AM on Saturday night, and cancelled their performance the coming Monday.