DJ AM, who was set to appear as a player character in the upcoming game DJ Hero was found dead in his apartment on Friday.
Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, was found dead in his New York apartment on Friday afternoon at the age of 36. Goldstein's history of drug abuse was well documented and lead to a failed suicide attempt in 1997. The exact cause of death has yet to be announced but reports say that prescription medication and a crack pipe were found in Goldstein's apartment. Paramedics found him shirtless and wearing sweatpants after breaking down the apartment door when friends were unable to reach him.
Goldstein will appear in DJ Hero, which is released on October 27th, as a playable character. Tim Riley, the Activision vice president of music affairs, issued a brief statement on word of Goldstein's death: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of DJ AM. We hope that his work on the game will be a fitting tribute to his creative spirit and musical talent."