MTV announced Monday they will air the drug intervention documentary series Gone Too Far, starring late DJ AM, starting Oct 12. Adam Goldstein, a.k.a. DJ AM, died Aug 28 of an accidental drug overdose.
The MTV series Gone Too Far follows the stories of young drug addicts trying to break their addictions. DJ AM starred in the documentary series, which was filmed shortly before his death in August. Goldstein’s family decided to give permission to air the series because “helping people in their recovery was a huge part of Adam’s life.”
“It is our hope through airing this show that people will get to see the side of Adam that we knew and loved, not just the celebrity DJ, but the honest and caring person who gave so much of himself to help others,” Goldstein’s family said in a press statement. “The decision to air the show has been difficult, but we do this with the profound belief that it will inspire others to seek help.”
The death of Adam Goldstein, a.k.a. DJ AM, has been officially ruled an accidental drug overdose by the New York City medical examiner’s office. The announcement released on Tuesday stated DJ AM died of “acute intoxication” from a cocktail of prescription drugs and cocaine.
Celebrity DJ Adam Goldstein was found dead on August 28 in his New York apartment. A crack pipe and prescription pill bottles were reportedly found near his body. DJ AM had been taking at least one prescription to treat anxiety stemming from a tragic plane crash last year that killed four people and left Goldstein with serious burns.
The 36-year-old DJ survived the plane crash, along with Blink 182’s Travis Barker, but was left with ongoing pain and emotional trauma over the accident that killed four of their friends.
The toxicology report released by the New York City medical examiner’s office stated DJ AM had consumed OxyContin or a similar powerful pain killer, Xanax, Ativan, Benadryl and other drugs, along with cocaine, prior to his death. Sadly, Goldstein had recently taped an MTV reality series about drug addiction recovery shortly before his overdose. MTV has not yet decided whether they will air the series.
An official cause of death for 36 year-old Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, has yet to be determined. Autopsy results from the New York City Medical Examiner’s office did not yield enough information to determine how the popular DJ died.
New York City Medical Examiner spokesperson Ellen Borakove said in a press statement that additional toxicology and tissue testing would be needed to uncover the cause of Goldstein’s death, according to People.
Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein was found dead in his New York apartment on Friday afternoon after a 911 call indicated he had not been seen in several days. Unconfirmed reports allege both prescription and illegal drugs may have been found in the apartment.
DJ AM, who survived a tragic plane accident last September that killed four people, previously battled drug abuse in his twenties. However, he recently stated he had been clean and sober for nearly a dozen years. Goldstein and Travis Barker of Blink-182 both suffered severe injuries in the plane crash and some theorize DJ AM may have fallen off the wagon after becoming addicted to pain medication.
Goldstein was also reportedly distraught over a recent breakup with model girlfriend Hayley Wood.
UPDATE-UPDATE:Travis Barker is being treated for “extensive burns” that he suffered from the waist down. DJ AM is also being treated for very, very serious burns, reportedly over 50% of his body, in his face and upper body area. He is being kept in an incubator, to keep his environment as sterile as possible.
Travis’ ex Shanna Moakler,mother of their 4-year-old son, Landon, and 2-year-old daughter, Alabama, and DJ AM’s family are en route to the burn center now. US magazine reports that DJ AM’s ex, Nicole Ritchie, is “in shock, and horribly upset about the people who died. Shanna’s mother Gail Moakler said that “Shanna spoke to Travis last night. He was defiant after the accident and didn’t want to be lifted in a helicopter, but rather an ambulance, so they had to knock him out.”
UPDATE:Perry Farrell, former singer of Jane’s Addiction , and Gavin DeGraw have been confirmed SAFE, and were NOT on board the plane. The deceased are identified as the following: –Sarah Lemmon, 31. She was the pilot. She is from Anaheim, California. Also deceased are James Bland, 52, of Carlsband, California, Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City, California, and Charles Still, 25, of Los Angeles, California. Chris “Lil Chris” Baker was the personal assistant to Travis Barker, and was newly married with a baby. RIP Lil Chris, pictured on the right above with Travis.
Former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and Popular singer-mixer DJ AM were 2 of 6 people on board a Learjet that crashed in Columbia, South Carolina. 4 people have been confirmed killed. Travis, who also starred in MTV reality show “Meet the Barkers”, was transported to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, where he was listed in critical condition on Saturday morning. Travis came in by ground transport. DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Michael Goldstein, was also admitted in critical condition. Unfortunately, DJ AM was life-flighted in.
Eyewitnesses said the 2 men were “dumped out of the plane after it crashed into a fence, were on fire, and hitting each other to try to put each other’s flames out.” One of the men came out of his clothes and was naked. Pieces of the plane broke off and the fuselage caught fire, according to Columbia, SC airport director Mike Flack. Eyewitnesses report seeing a huge fireball.
Barker performed Friday night at Columbia’s 5 Points alongside Perry Farrell, the former Jane’s Addiction singer, as well as Gavin DeGraw and DJ AM.
Beth Frits, spokeswoman at the center, in Augusta, Georgia, said Barker and Goldstein arrived at the hospital early Saturday. She said both men had “extensive burns.” Singer-Mixer DJ AM is an ex of Nicole Ritchie’s. The burn center is the largest in the country, and the main one in the Southeast, she said.
“It’s absolutely terrible and tragic,” said Columbia Mayor Bob Coble. Eyewitness William Owens was driving down Highway 302 when he said he saw a fireball go across the road. “I didn’t know what I had seen — it was maybe 800 feet in front of me, but as I approached it closer though, I made out a fire. By then I was able to see the tail of the jet and I recognized it as a jet,” Owens said.
FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday from Columbia Metropolitan Airport when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. She said the plane went off the runway and crashed at 11:55 pm on a nearby road. The plane never got off of the ground, and subsequently caught fire. Bergen said the Lear 60 was headed to Van Nuys, California.
Travis and DJ AM recently formed TRV$AM and Travis surprised many by his foray into hip-hop music. They were onstage together at the MTV VMA awards September 7th where Travis was the drummer for all the acts appearing there..
Here are Travis and DJ AM live at the Roxy on Sunset in LA on August 27th
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