Plane Crash Survivor DJ AM Found Dead in Apartment

August 28, 2009

(ChattahBox) — DJ AM (real name: Adam Goldstein), 36, who miraculously survived a fiery plane crash in South Carolina that left him and his friend Travis Barker badly burned and killed four passengers on Sept. 19, 2008, was found dead this morning in his apartment. The cause of his death is still unclear, but police sources said investigators are looking into the possibility of a drug overdose. What a tremendous irony it would be to have been so fortunate to have survived that accident and perhaps die under such circumstances.

Adam was burned quite seriously around his face and head in the plane accident and after being release a month after the accident. was in and out of the hospital for skin grafts but was otherwise back to work. The celebrity disc jockey told People magazine about what happened that fateful day of the plane crash. He said he dozed off as they waited on the runway for the plane to take off:
“The next thing I remember is us crashing into something. I woke up to (fellow survivor Travis Barker) screaming and the plane engulfed in flames. I remember thinking it was like `Miami Vice,’ where a car is on fire and you run before the gas tank explodes _ we gotta get out of here!”

Goldstein said he jumped through a fireball while rushing out of the plane after former Blink-182 drummer Barker opened a door. They stopped, dropped and rolled but Barker remained on fire.

“I finally put the flames out by smothering him with my body,” he says. “Some of my burns are from that. His sock was on fire and I burned my fingers taking it off.”

Source: TMZ


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5 Responses to “Plane Crash Survivor DJ AM Found Dead in Apartment”

  1. Thomas Jones on August 28th, 2009 9:49 pm

    I can’t believe this happened, especially after the plane crash…damn….RIP DJ AM.

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  4. Joy Reed on August 31st, 2009 1:26 pm

    It was sad to hear, he was still so young. I pray that God comforts his family in their time of grief.

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