Plane crash survivor DJ AM found dead in his apartment

DJ-AM- DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, has been found dead in his SoHo apartment in New York, according to ABC News and other news sources.

TMZ reports that the 36-year-old was discovered in his apartment around 5:20 p.m. on Friday (local time). The TMZ story says that a friend of Goldstein's went looking for him but did not get a response at the apartment and notified authorities.

TMZ is reporting that drug paraphernalia (including a crack pipe) was found near Goldstein's body in his apartment. A rep for Goldstein stresses that "the circumstances surrounding his death are unclear."

In what is believed to be his last Twitter post, Goldstein wrote, "New York, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems" -- quoting some Grandmaster Flash lyrics.

Goldstein was the former boyfriend of Nicole Richie and a well known DJ in the celebrity world.

Eerily, less than a year ago Goldstein was seriously burned in a horrific small plane crash, along with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker.

Goldstein and Barker miraculously survived but the crash killed the other passengers.

Goldstein had long battled a drug and alcohol habit.

This is so sad. And incredibly creepy. Reminds us of that horror movie plot about people cheating death .... 

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