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    DJ AM dies

    TMZ reporting

    Sounds drug related

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    Re: DJ AM dies

    didnt he just escape death in a plane crash??

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    I guess I'm too old and uncool to have any idea as to who this is

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    I was gonna say the same thing. lol. Never heard of him.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    He was a fairly famous DJ and producer.
    He was in a small plane crash last fall with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and they were the only two that survived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    I was gonna say the same thing. lol. Never heard of him.
    I've read enough to understand who he is. I just don't understand why he's famous. He was a disc jockey at celebrity parties and fathered a child with Nicole Richie, a celebrity who seems to be just "famous for being famous."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    I've read enough to understand who he is. I just don't understand why he's famous. He was a disc jockey at celebrity parties and fathered a child with Nicole Richie, a celebrity who seems to be just "famous for being famous."
    There is a whole generation of people like this. Twenties and Thirties mostly. They have no real reason for being famous, they just are in some small way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago View Post
    I guess I'm too old and uncool to have any idea as to who this is
    I had no idea either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    I've read enough to understand who he is. I just don't understand why he's famous. He was a disc jockey at celebrity parties and fathered a child with Nicole Richie, a celebrity who seems to be just "famous for being famous."
    Man that sucks about DJ AM.

    Nicole Ritchie is famous for the same reason the Hilton sisters are. Their last name. They have famous parents and based on that alone get undying coverage for no other reason. I refuse to watch any of the "pop news" crap for that reason. When they do something worth meriting (and no the Surreal Life doesnt count) then I might care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago View Post
    I guess I'm too old and uncool to have any idea as to who this is
    I guess I'm too young and uncool to have any idea as to who this is
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    Did plane crash ultimately kill DJ AM?
    Some speculate that Adam Goldstein struggled with stress, guilt as survivor
    PEOPLE.com updated 12:17 p.m. ET, Fri., Sept . 4, 2009
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32691528...nt-celebrities

    When DJ AM survived a fiery plane crash last September, he suffered severe second- and third-degree burns on his scalp and arms. But the accident left him with more than physical scars the popular deejay struggled with the mental and emotional side effects until the end of his life.

    A few weeks after the crash in 2008, DJ AM (real name: Adam Goldstein) told PEOPLE, "I had a terrible nightmare ... there was someone with an aerosol can trying to light me on fire. I woke up and I was like, 'Oh my God. This is going to happen forever.' "

    Goldstein sought therapy, but his survivor's guilt and post-traumatic stress never went away, according to friends and colleagues. Indeed, they may have ultimately led the recovering drug addict who was found dead Aug. 28 in his Manhattan apartment with illegal and prescription drugs to a critical relapse.

    "There's no doubt in my mind that the injuries Adam suffered in the plane crash caused last Friday's events," Goldstein's lawyer Matthew McNicholas said after the deejay's death. "Without the plane crash, we'd still be enjoying his musical talents. He lived with the trauma everyday."

    Fear of death and burning
    Signs that Goldstein was still battling the psychological impact of the plane crash were never far from the surface. The deejay, for instance, had difficulty working at Rain, a Las Vegas nightclub known (for) its pyrotechnic displays, where Goldstein had a regular Friday night gig.

    "They rarely shoot off the flames [during his night] and when they do, it's toned down," says a club source. "He got really nervous when they shot off the fire because you could feel the heat."

    Three months after the accident, Goldstein filed a $20 million lawsuit against Learjet, the pilots' estates and others for "pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological and emotional distress, disfigurement and pre-impact fear of death and burning," according to papers filed in court.

    (A spokesperson for Learjet had no comment Tuesday regarding DJ AM's death.)

    Stress and addiction
    Goldstein's cause of death has not been officially determined. But according to multiple sources, the celebrity deejay's addiction spun out of control in his final days and led to his final crisis.

    Could memories of the plane crash have contributed? Psychiatrist Dr. David Sack, an expert in drug and alcohol abuse, says that, in those already struggling with addiction, relapse can often be triggered by an earlier, unresolved trauma. "It significantly increases the risk of relapse," he says.

    Another common symptom of post-traumatic stress, says Sack, an addiction specialist and CEO of Promises Treatment Centers who did not know Goldstein personally, is increased trouble with sleeplessness another potent trigger for drug relapse. "People who have insomnia are at least three times a greater risk for relapse than people who aren't having insomnia," says Sacks.

    Not all of Goldstein's friends recall a change in behavior in recent weeks. "I saw him two months ago and he was in a good state," says a source. "Sober and just Adam happy, lovely, nice. I'd heard that he has had a tough few months, but no one saw this coming."

    But another friend who remembers DJ AM fondly says there is little doubt that a combination of survivor's guilt, anxiety and PTSD took its toll.

    "His death was a direct result of the plane crash," the friend tells PEOPLE. "It was something he fought daily. If that crash hadn't happened, he would be alive right now."
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Three months after the accident, Goldstein filed a $20 million lawsuit against Learjet, the pilots' estates and others for "pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological and emotional distress, disfigurement and pre-impact fear of death and burning," according to papers filed in court.
    Really? You are going to sue the DEAD PILOTS family for pain and suffering? Thats low. Really low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Really? You are going to sue the DEAD PILOTS family for pain and suffering? Thats low. Really low.
    Dude was 'famous' for partying, not being a classy individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Really? You are going to sue the DEAD PILOTS family for pain and suffering? Thats low. Really low.
    The story was that the plan wasnt fit to fly I thought. Seems like a good reason to sue.


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