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Monday, August 31, 2009

am pals pay tribute through twitter

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As news broke of DJ AM’s death on Friday, celebrity friends took to the Twitterverse to express their condolences. DJ AM, born Adam Goldstein, was found dead in his New York apartment with drug paraphernalia next to him. The 36-year-old had a history of drug abuse but had claimed to be been clean for upwards of 10 years.

The DJ was well known for his “mash-up” style of spinning and also for making it into Hollywood’s “in” crowd, having dated the likes of Nicole Richie and Mandy Moore.

Nearly a year ago, he and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were the only two survivors of a plane crash in South Carolina. On Saturday, Barker, who is currently on tour, took to his Twitter account, writing three separate posts: “Don’t know how i am gonna play 2night but i am for AM. My brother is gone. i love u and miss u, i’ll never forget all the good times we had,” then, “I’ll never forget everything we’ve been thru and every time i play the drums i’ll think of you. U were an amazing friend/DJ/human being.”

Minutes later, he added, “Rest In Peace my brother, this really f—s me up.”

Other celebrity pals also tweeted their feelings. “Adam and I were friends since I was 15. He had a heart of gold and was one of the kindest, funniest and most talented men I have ever met,” Paris Hilton wrote, followed by: “It’s so hard to accept that I’m not going to be able to see him or talk to him again. There are no right words for this, I feel so sad. :(”

“The shock of DJ AM has me at a loss for words…his joyous spirit was a gift to us all,” Demi Moore wrote.

Musician John Mayer had several tweets in reaction to the news, starting with “In complete shock.” He later tweeted: “We’re supposed to lose our friends to time, at an age when we’re ready to agree to the terms of having lived a long life. Not now.”

Other celebrities to react to the news on Twitter included P. Diddy: “DJ AM Rest In Peace” and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz: “R.I.P. . I’m sorry to loved ones. So unexpected.”

“i can’t believe this.. i’m in shock. why? why? r.i.p. adam,” Lindsay Lohan wrote.

DJ AM’s final tweet on Aug. 25 is also receiving attention: “New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems.” The tweet is a foreboding lyric from Grandmaster Flash’s song “New York, New York.