Josephine Santos, PacificCoastNews.com
Club-owner and celebrity scratcher Adam Goldstein, who was far better known by the moniker DJ AM, was found dead Friday morning in his New York apartment, according to media reports. He was 36.
Details have been sparse so far, but New York police confirmed that a body was discovered and the New York Post, citing NYPD insiders, have reported that drug paraphernalia was found near the body.
Goldstein, who along with Travis Barker survived a fiery plane crash that killed four others last year, had recently finished shooting an eight-episode series for MTV about addiction, in which he opened up about his past struggles with substance abuse.
Within minutes of the news breaking, Barker's ex, Shanna Moakler, had tweeted: "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."