In the wake of Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein’s death on Friday, many friends of Adam’s have come out to speak about his good heart, and more details have come about the circumstances surrounding his death. As with the death of Heath Ledger, there is probably a lot of false information floating around. While it’s likely that Adam died from either a drug overdose or some kind of fatal drug interaction, nothing is for sure. Some anonymous law enforcement “sources” have been leaking information – apparently, there was a crack pipe and prescription pills in Adam’s apartment, and there might have been crack found somewhere on Adam’s body. But, the autopsy performed on Saturday was inconclusive – toxicology could take weeks.
Meanwhile, Adam’s friends have been speaking out about the man, mostly via Twitter. Travis Barker, who was the only other survivor of that horrific plane crash, called Adam his “brother” and wrote “I love u and miss u, I’ll never forget all the good times we had. I’ll never forget everything we’ve been through and every time I play the drums, I’ll think of you. U were an amazing friend/DJ/human being.” Later Friday night, while performing in Connecticut, Blink 182’s bassist Mark Hoppus told an audience, “This night is really hard for us on stage. We lost a dear friend yesterday. His name was Adam Goldstein. You probably know him as DJ AM. He was an innovator and a genius and he loved music more than anything else. Above all he was a dear friend.” Travis’s estranged wife Shanna Moakler told Us Weekly, “My deepest condolences are to DJ AM — he was a great artist and will be severely missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. My support and love goes out to Travis as I know hard this is for him and how close they were.”
On a somewhat lighter note, Lindsay Lohan made Adam’s death all about her, of course. Lindsay tweeted “I can’t believe this.. i’m in shock. why? why? r.i.p. adam. Last weekend and this week have definitely left some unforgettable scars.” She also told Extra’s Mario Lopez that Adam’s death was “a really sore subject… He is a really amazing guy and I know it’s hard for a lot of people but he was an amazing teacher and he’s overcome a lot of battles and he will remain in all our hearts. God bless.” Here are some other statements, via Us Weekly:
Shanna Moakler: My deepest condolences for DJ AM, you were a great artist and will be severely missed. My thoughts and Prayers to his family and friends.
Katy Perry: rest in peace friend
Pete Wentz: R.I.P. . I’m sorry to loved ones. So unexpected.
Kelly Osbourne: i just cant believe that adam (dj.am) is gone i dont want to believe it im in shock. he was one of the most genuine people i have ever met!
P. Diddy: DJ AM Rest In Peace…
Demi Moore: How fragile life is & how easy we can take it 4granted Take a moment 2appreciate all that U have &remember 2 tell those close 2 U-U luv them
Kirstie Alley: SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DJ AM…some times life seems very surreal..RIP…come back soon..regards to his family and friends
Demi Lovato: R.I.P. DJ AM…. So sad… 🙁 praying for his loved ones..
Perez Hilton: I’m tempted to feel angry at the world/God right now, but I can’t. I won’t. I choose to believe Adam is free of his demons now and at peace.
Josh Groban: I’m stunned. Rest in peace Adam.
John Mayer: We’re supposed to lose our friends to time, at an age when we’re ready to agree to the terms of having lived a long life. Not now.
Samantha Ronson: Waiting for someone to say this isn’t true.
Ashton Kutcher: much love to my boy AM
Dr. Drew Pinsky: “R.I.P. DJ AM. I lack the words to describe my feelings
Ryan Seacrest: So sad the hear about adam. a very kind and generous guy
Heidi Pratt: my thoughts and prayers are with DJ AM’s family and friends
[From Us Weekly]
Radar has an early copy of next month’s AC Luxury Magazine, in which Adam gave what is most likely his last print interview and photo session. Adam speaks about his love of the Jersey Shore, and gave that love as a reason for partnering in an Atlantic City club. Adam told the magazine, “I have faith that I am right where I am supposed to be as long as I follow my heart’s desire.” Too sad… it seems like no one has anything bad to say about Adam, and that he tried to live his life with as much positive, optimistic energy as possible. He will be missed.