Friday, August 28, 2009

dj a.m. found dead

DJ AM was found dead in a New York apartment today, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. The cause of death for the 36-year-old wasn't clear, but a source told AP that drug paraphernalia was found at the residence.

Nearly a year ago AM cheated death when he and Travis Barker of Blink 182 survived a private-jet crash in South Carolina that took the life of two others. He was known as the onetime boyfriend of Nicole Richie and the co-owner of club LAX. But AM made a name for himself as a skilled, hip-hop style DJ with a celebrity following.

He performed for the nu electro crowd last Halloween at Hard Haunted Mansion, churning out a triumphant, electrifying set of purely Daft Punk material. (See video). And in 2003, he DJ'd the private grand opening for Hollywood's superstar DJ pulpit -- Avalon.

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