DJ AM was found dead in his New York City apartment Friday. He was 36.

“Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein was found deceased this afternoon in his New York City apartment,” said Jenni Weinman, Goldstein’s publicist, in a statement. “The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. Out of respect for his family and loved ones, please respect their privacy at this time.”

TMZ reported that the famed DJ’s body was found at 5:20 p.m. The gossip site that also broke Michael Jackson’s death also claimed prescription medication bottles had been found near his body.

The death of DJ AM comes about a year after he and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker survived a plane crash in South Carolina that killed four other people.

Blast ran into DJ AM and Barker in Hollywood in June during the E3 convention. They opened an amazing, celebrity-stacked show with Jay-Z and Eminem.

The apparent overdose with speculations about suicide is troubling. DJ AM survived a plane crash, which led to doctors finding a potentially fatal blood clot.

DJ AM’s Twitter account has a final entry dated August 25 that reads “New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems,” quoting a 1983 Grandmaster Flash song.

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