Although he once faced weight problems—he underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2003—he dated leading ladies including Mandy Moore and was engaged to Nicole Richie in 2005.In September 2008, he was critically injured (his face was severely burned) in a private plane crash that killed four people.Sources tell us he was found in his apartment at around PM.We're told drug paraphernalia was found at the scene.He was also one half of TRV$DJAM along with Travis Barker.Barker and Goldstein were the only two survivors of the 2008 South Carolina Learjet 60 crash, which killed the four other people on board.Back in September of 2008, DJ AM and Travis Barker survived a plane crash in South Carolina.Four people died in the crash -- which was caused when the airplane aborted takeoff and then ran off the runway. UPDATE: A rep for DJ AM just issued the following statement: "Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein was found deceased this afternoon in his New York City apartment.
Prior to his death in August 2009, the disc jockey owned the hot spot LAX and served as the resident Friday night DJ at The Palms Hotel and Casino.DJ AM (born Adam Michael Goldstein; March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009) was an American DJ, remixer and musician.Goldstein was a member of the rock band Crazy Town from 1999 until 2001, and was a successful solo DJ, performing for three years at Caesars Palace as well as at private events for various celebrities.When the couple dated from 2003 to 2005, the reformed party girl joined him at his various DJ gigs around Hollywood, and the two even went on a rapid weight loss adventure together. Today Nicole has really shaped up in more ways than one: starting her own charity, being a low-key mom, and looking healthier than ever! Law enforcement sources tell us DJ AM -- also known as Adam Goldstein -- was found dead this afternoon in New York City.