DJ AM Found Dead In New York Apartment

By Ronnie Gamble   /   Published 08/28/09

DJ AMDJ AM was found dead in New York City Friday afternoon (August 28), said reports.

While details are still sketchy, police said that the body of the popular celebrity DJ was found on the seventh floor of an apartment building in Soho.

He was just 36 years old.

TMZ reports:

Law enforcement sources tell us he was found in his apartment at around 5:20 PM. Sources tell TMZ prescription pill bottles were found near DJ AM's body this afternoon.

We're told his body was found at around 5 PM at his apartment in New York City -- he was shirtless and wearing sweatpants. He was face down.

UPDATE 8:35 PM ET: A law enforcement source on scene tells TMZ a glass "crack pipe" was found in his bedroom. The pill bottles were found in the kitchen.

UPDATE 8:10 PM ET: Sources say a pipe commonly used to smoke drugs was also found inside the bedroom.

UPDATE 7:51 PM ET: We're told his body has not been removed from the apartment.


AM's last Twitter update was on Tuesday afternoon (August 25), where he tweeted from New York: "New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems."

The news comes less than a year after he and friend Travis Barker escaped death in a plane crash in South Carolina, caused when the private plane's takeoff was aborted right before lift off. Four people died in the crash, including two pilots, and Travis' friends, Chris Baker and Charles Still.

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  • http://www.MakePokerLegal.com MakePokerLegal.com

    RIP DJ AM, you will be missed greatly!!! Thank You for all your great music that you provided us all!!!

  • Sinr1

    Damn..... Some Final Destination shit! This dude excaped death with Travis, but death caught up with him. How ironic.... the new final destination just hit theatres too

  • http://coyotedata.com Lewis B. Sckolnick

    The man talked the talk and we listened and thought.

  • jesse

    death didnt catch him. id feel sorry if he died by accident or by illness. this dumb shit took his own life by over dosing. no appreciation for life. good riddance may u rott in hell u piece of shit cocky bastard.

  • Thuglyfe

    RIP DJ AM. So sad.

  • RocFraud

    that must've been some damn good pussy to kill yourself over. anybody got her myspace page?