Adam Michael Goldstein (March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009) was an American club disc jockey better known as DJ AM. Goldstein was a former member of the rock band Crazy Town, and scratched on albums for Papa Roach, Madonna, and Will Smith, among others. He collaborated with Travis Barker of Blink-182 at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, and has appeared in several television series.
On September 19, 2008, Goldstein was seriously injured when a Learjet he was traveling in crashed on takeoff. Singer Mandy Moore, with whom he was close, flew to be by his side at the Georgia hospital where he was staying.
Goldstein was found dead at his New York City apartment at around 5:20 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2009.
Here you have Preems reaction on the death of a good friend who he spoke with two days ago, wtf?!:
DJ Premier Reacts On DJ AM Death (Recorded on 28/08/2009 10pm EST)