DJ AM Pledged to Go to Rehab Hours Before Death
In news that piles unfortunate timing on top of tragedy, the New York Post reports that DJ AM, who was found dead in his apartment in New York on Friday, had promised to check into rehab just prior to his death.
Intimates of the celebrity DJ—born Adam Goldstein—have told police that the tune-spinner, who has struggled on and off with addiction, had grown increasingly erratic over the past few weeks, uncharacteristically missing appointments. Goldstein’s West Coast manager and recovery sponsor grew so concerned about the change of behavior that they booked a red-eye flight to New York on Wednesday night, confronting him in his SoHo apartment.
Upon their arrival, Goldstein refused to let the manager in, but allowed the sponsor inside—at which point he lit up a crack pipe and popped pills in front of him, according to investigators.
Goldstein eventually promised to check into a rehab clinic in California after performing a show at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Friday. However, he missed his flight to Vegas and was found dead by police in the late afternoon that day, with crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia near his body.