djjd62
 
Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 08:24 am
weird story, this is the guy who survived a fiery plane crash, in recovery they discover a blood clot in his leg, and then this

http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20090829_Adam_Goldstein___DJ_AM_.html

Adam Goldstein, 'DJ AM'

Associated Press
NEW YORK - DJ AM, a Philadelphia native and sought-after disc jockey who became a celebrity in his own right with a glamorous lifestyle, was found dead yesterday at his apartment, which had drug paraphernalia in it, a law enforcement official said. There was no evidence of foul play.

DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, 36, was famous for past relationships with the reality TV star Nicole Richie and the actress-singer Mandy Moore.

He died nearly a year after surviving a South Carolina plane crash that killed four people.

In what may have been his last interview, Mr. Goldstein answered questions from Phrequency.com, Philly.com's music spin-off Web site. The interview was posted Wednesday.

"I am incredibly excited to be involved in the evolution with Dusk at Caesars," Mr. Goldstein said, referring to the new nightclub at Caesars Atlantic City, where his last appearance was Tuesday.

Mr. Goldstein grew up in Rittenhouse Square and told Phrequency.com that he visited Philadelphia often.

Dusk released a statement last night: "We are devastated by the loss of Adam Goldstein, our dear friend and valued member of the Dusk family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones. He was a true talent who will be greatly missed."

Celebrities and fans instantly shared their reactions on Twitter, where "RIP DJ AM" was the No. 1 topic yesterday. His Twitter page is http://twitter.com/DJ_AM

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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 09:34 am
@djjd62,
I must be totaaly out of touch but Ive never even heard of him. Was he some DJ that wed use at a party? or did he appar on radio?

djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 09:43 am
@farmerman,
he was mostly a club DJ, he gained mainstream notice a year ago when he and a member of the band blink 182 were the only survivors of a plane crash that killed 4 others, he suffered severe burns

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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 11:05 am
Like farmer, I have to say this dude was a total and complete stranger to me until I saw the obit and wondered idly why an unknown was being eulogized.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 11:17 am
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:
DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, 36, was famous for past relationships with the reality TV star Nicole Richie and the actress-singer Mandy Moore.

So he was famous for dating somebody who was famous for being famous. That's like three degrees of separation from actual fame.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 02:51 pm
@joefromchicago,
it is not that simply, DJ AM, as has train wreck Lohan's chick squeeze, have taken in the neighborhood of $50,000 per night for spinning tunes, not everyone can pull that off. DJ AM has for years been the hotest and best paid DJ. LIke Paris he had the talent for self promotion if none other, which in America goes far and is repected.
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 07:53 pm
it was meth/coke.

just a guess
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 08:03 pm
@shewolfnm,
Crack was long his drug of choice. Interesting that it was all daddy's fault
Quote:
The circumstances of his return? A shockingly revealing interview in February's issue of Glamour magazine, where DJ AM says that his father's verbal abuse was so bad it led to his drug addiction and almost taking his own life

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2008/01/dj-am-talks-about-his-drug-addiction-suicide-attempt/
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 09:34 pm
interesting.

crack is coke just cooked.

Not surprised unfortunately.

But he was excellent at what he did and successful beyond some peoples imagination. Odd how those people lose sight of that for addictions
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sun 30 Aug, 2009 07:49 am
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

it is not that simply, DJ AM, as has train wreck Lohan's chick squeeze, have taken in the neighborhood of $50,000 per night for spinning tunes, not everyone can pull that off. DJ AM has for years been the hotest and best paid DJ. LIke Paris he had the talent for self promotion if none other, which in America goes far and is repected.

Being the best DJ in America is kinda' like being the tallest midget in the circus.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 30 Aug, 2009 09:34 am
@shewolfnm,
There's a lot of money to be made in the celeb d.j. world (and even semi-celeb dj world). A former colleague's husband often has gigs in Eastern Europe, Florida and Japan. Seriously big money. One gig paid for their new monster mansion. Kinda freaky to think that spinning music in a Russian or Polish supernightclub can pay so much.

Another young guy I know left last night for a 2 night spinning gig in Vegas. Again, more money than I make in a year to be made in 2 nights.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 30 Aug, 2009 12:29 pm
@ehBeth,
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There's a lot of money to be made in the celeb d.j. world (and even semi-celeb dj world). A former colleague's husband often has gigs in Eastern Europe, Florida and Japan. Seriously big money. One gig paid for their new monster mansion. Kinda freaky to think that spinning music in a Russian or Polish supernightclub can pay so much.


$50 k a night was what DJ AM would get for a garden variety American club night, but ya. Just as some famous rock bands have collected $1 million for doing some rich schmucks party DJ AM and the rest do go do special gigs around the world for outrageous sums of money. Who is the fool here.....those who are collecting these paydays, or those of us who are not?
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 30 Aug, 2009 12:34 pm
@joefromchicago,
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Being the best DJ in America is kinda' like being the tallest midget in the circus.


looking online it appears that the conscious is that DJ AM was far from being the best American DJ, he was however the hottest and best paid, which made him not particularly well liked in the DJ world. He was great at self promotion, and good enough at being a DJ to make a great career out of it.

Note: he was known to help new DJ's that he liked, in particular he is most responsible for Lindsey's on/off girlfriend Sam being successful.
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