Popular party personality DJ AM, Adam Goldstein, was founddead Friday afternoon in his New Yorkapartment, authorities told TMZ.
Reportedly, drug paraphernalia was discovered at the scene.
Sources told TMZ that a friend of the 36-year-old artistcalled police when DJ AM did not respond to their messages and visits to hishome.
The fire department ultimately found his body after enteringhis residence.
DJ AM's death is a tragic. In September 2008, he and TravisBarker were the sole survivors of a planecrash in Columbia, South Carolina that left four others dead.
I was fortunate to see DJ AM and Travis perform at a DJ Heroevent in Los Angelesin June. Performing under their act TRVSDJAM the deejay verses drummer duo openedthe event that featured headliners Eminemand Jay-Z.
DJ AM was introduced to the music world via his hip-hop/rockgroup Crazy Town thatreleased its debut album "The Gift of Game" in 1999. While the band scored aNo. 1 hit with its song "Butterfly," DJ AM achieved more notoriety through hissolo efforts.
DJ AM quickly became a highly referred deejay to the stars, hostingevents for the likes of JimCarrey, Jennifer Lopez,BenStiller, LeonardoDiCaprio, and AshtonKutcher.
His acclaim also scored his work on albums for Madonna, Will Smith, Babyface and Papa Roach.
In his personal life, he was known for his engagement tosocialite Nicole Richie and later dating Mandy Moore.
He has made appearances on "Punk'd," "Entourage," and "The Simple Life."
He joined KobeBryant and MikeEpps in a commercial for KanyeWest's NikeAir Yeezy.
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