Friends and fans continue to mourn the death of Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, who was found dead in his SoHo apartment Friday afternoon. The Daily News and Post are both reporting that police found a half-empty bag of crack underneath his chest. Initial reports mentioned a crack pipe and prescription drugs at the scene—among them the Post now says were bottles of Xanax, painkillers Vicodin and oxycodone and antacid Prilosec.
Goldstein had claimed to be sober for 11 years and was in the process of working on a show for MTV described as Intervention for young people. In one video interview for the show, DJ AM was talking about an incident for the series where he went to one addict's local bodega to buy a crack pipe and what a powerful effect it had on him. He said, "I was holding it that my palms were sweaty and I was like, 'Wait a minute, this is not smart for me to be holding this.'"
Celebrity friends of Goldstein continue to share their thoughts about his death on Twitter. Travis Barker, who collaborated with DJ AM and was also in the traumatic plane fire that may have been a factor in Goldstein turning back to drugs, tweeted, "I'll never forget everything we've been thru and every time i play the drums i'll think of you. U were an amazing friend/DJ/human being." He also wrote, "this really fucks me up." Paris Hilton also tweeted her thoughts following the death of her friend since she was 15. She wrote, "It's so hard to accept that I'm not going to be able to see him or talk to him again. There are no right words for this, I feel so sad."
Goldstein's ex Mandy Moore took the old-fashioned route of public mourning and issued a statement saying, "I am absolutely heartbroken. For those of us lucky enough to have known him, Adam radiated a contagious exuberance for life and also personified the very definition of a true friend. To say that he will be missed beyond words is an understatement. My heart goes out to his loved ones."
TMZ says that the NYC Medical Examiner's office has returned Goldstein's body and it may be transported to Los Angeles for a memorial service. TV Guide posted a recent interview with DJ AM about the new recovery program where he revealed that he had tried rehab several times, but "none of them worked for me." He also told them, "As long as I am sober, I will try to help other people stay sober. Whether there’s a camera there or not."