Adam Michael Goldstein (March 30, 1973 - August 28, 2009), better known as DJ AM, was an American DJ and former member of the band Crazy Town from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was perhaps best known for being engaged to Nicole Richie before they split in 2005, dating singer and actor Mandy Moore, owning the popular nightclub LAX and releasing two mixtapes under the name TRV$DJAM with Travis Barker of blink-182 fame. He has also scratched on albums for Papa Roach, Will Smith, Madonna and Shifty, as well as starring in tv shows such as Entourage and Punk'd. DJ AM was also an avid sneakerhead, collecting primarily Nike's. His collection of over 600 shoes includes a pair of Nike Air Force 1 shoes that were created specifically for him, with his DJ AM logo appearing on the shoe itself. In a new commercial, he starred alongside Mike Epps and Kobe Bryant sporting the Nike Air Yeezy, Kanye West's signature shoe.
Adam Goldstein was found dead at his New York City apartment at around 5:20 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2009. He was 36 years old. Friends called the police, who along with paramedics broke into the apartment and found Goldstein's body. Sources say the cause of death may have been accidental drug overdose. Statements by a New York law enforcement official to the Associated Press indicate that drug paraphernalia was found in the apartment, but there were no signs of foul play.
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