October 17th 2008:
Hard to believe, but the plane crash that nearly killed DJ AM and Travis Barker may actually have saved AM’s life.
He tells People doctors at the burn center found a blood clot in his leg that could’ve killed him if it hadn’t been treated. AM says the clot “could have traveled to my heart and I could have died” but docs put a filter in his vein and gave him blood thinners.
“I have a great deal of faith that everything happens for a reason,” he says.
“I have a great deal of faith that everything happens for a reason,” he says. “I put myself in God’s hands.”
August 28, 2009:
Adam “DJ A.M.” Goldstein was found dead in his New York City apartment Friday (8/28) by police officers responding to a 911 call.
An initial autopsy was inclusive in determining cause of death. However, unofficial reports claim Goldstein died of an accidental drug overdose. Investigators found crack cocaine, a glass crack pipe and at least seven bottles of prescription drugs on his kitchen counter, including the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, sources told The New York Daily News.
Goldstein had been sober for more than a decade but reportedly began using prescription medication to combat his fear of flying following last September’s plane crash. (The DJ had been scheduled to fly to Las Vegas on Friday for a gig at Rain in The Palms Resort and Casino.)
Insiders told TMZ.com that Goldstein’s relapse was “recent” and was likely triggered by medication prescribed for anxiety and the pain associated with the second- and third-degree burns he suffered in the plane crash.
I don’t know how religious people don’t feel like they’re just making stuff up.