DJ AM's friend Mark Hoppus from the band Blink 182 payed a touching tribute to his friend. Mark asked for the lights to be dimmed and a moment of silence to be held during their concert.This is so sad. We miss you AM. R.I.P.
"This night is really hard for us onstage," bassist Mark Hoppus said to the crowd, according to YouTube footage of the show. "We lost a dear friend yesterday. His name was Adam Goldstein. You probably know him as DJ AM. He was an innovator and a genius and he loved music more than anything else. Above all he was a very dear friend." He then requested a moment of silence from the crowd and asked for the arena lights to be dimmed as they sought to honor AM. The band then dedicated the song "Down" to Goldstein's memory. As guitarist Tom DeLonge began to sing the first verse, tears could be seen rolling down the bandmembers' faces. [source]
Hollywood is still reeling from the unexpected and tragic loss of go-to music man, DJ AM, and more of Adam Goldstein's celeb pals are speaking out about his sudden death.
DJ AM's former girlfriend Mandy Moore released a statement Saturday afternoon saying that she is "absolutely heartbroken."
Remembering her ex, Moore continued: "For those of us lucky enough to have known him, Adam radiated a contagious exuberance for life and also personified the very definition of a true friend. To say that he will be missed beyond words is an understatement. My heart goes out to his loved ones." The two dated in 2007 and rekindled their romance shortly after AM's horrific plane crash late last year.
Fellow celeb DJ Samantha Ronson echoed the sentiments of many, first tweeting: "Waiting for someone to say this isn't true." Shortly after confirmation of the death, Ronson posted a picture of AM and her hugely successful DJ brother, Mark Ronson, saying: "I still don't have the words- but these 2 taught me everything."
AM's close friend and addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky is also speaking out about what may have caused the death of the late star...
According to a media report, Dr. Drew believes that the pain medication Goldstein took as a result of injuries sustained in his 2008 plane crash led him away from sobriety.
"It very slowly and subtly reawakens addiction," Pinsky says. "I'm not saying it was inappropriately prescribed, I'm saying he didn't know the risks."
Pinsky calls AM a "close friend" and says that he is in disbelief about the circumstances surrouding this death because of AM's influence in drug addiction recovery.
"It was so much of a surprise I have a hard time believing it," says Dr. Drew. "He sponsors other people, and in his words, will go to the mat supporting people on their recovery." [source]
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