DJ AM's body released from morgue, will be flown to CA
The city medical examiner’s office released the body of DJ AM yesterday to a local funeral home to be prepared for burial, officials said.
While funeral plans were unclear yesterday, the remains of the celebrity disc jockey, who’s real name is Adam Goldstein, may soon be flown to California to be buried, according to TMZ.
It will likely take weeks for toxicology tests to determine exactly what killed Goldstein, 36, who was found dead in his SoHo apartment on Friday with a partially filled bag of crack, a crack pipe and prescription drugs laying around, authorities and published reports said. An autopsy performed Saturday was inconclusive.
A chilling interview about Goldstein’s upcoming MTV series on drug abuse was posted on MTV.com over the weekend, showing the DJ talking about how crack was his drug of choice. Goldstein said he started “freaking out” during an episode when he bought a crack pipe at a bodega to show how easy it is.
“I realized after I was holding it, my palms are sweating, and I said, ‘Wait a minute, this is not smart for me to be holding this,’” he said in the MTV News video. “There’s no better way for me to remember how low my bottom was than to see someone else at their bottom and offer them a chance out of it.”
Goldstein, who gained notoriety for his DJ skills and for relationships with celebrities like Mandy Moore and Nicole Richie, had struggled with addictions to crack and other drugs but said he had been been sober for 11 years.
Goldstein was found in his bed, wearing only sweatpants, just before 5:30 p.m. Friday after a friend called 911 when the DJ didn’t answer his apartment door, police have said.
Travis Barker, who, with Goldstein, survived a plane crash that killed four others less than a year ago, spoke out Saturday night about his friend’s death. Goldstein reportedly was suffering from post-traumatic stress from the crash and was reeling from a recent break up.
“I'll never forget everything we've been thru and every time i play the drums i'll think of you,” he wrote on Twitter. “U were an amazing friend/DJ/human being…Rest In Peace my brother.”