Adam Goldstein, known to most by his stage name DJ AM, was found dead in his apartment on Friday in New York City. He was 36. According to TMZ, which first reported the story, drug paraphernalia including a glass crack pipe was found at the scene and Goldstein hadn't been seen or heard from in several days.

A friend checking on Goldstein eventually called police, and they broke down the door and found his body lying in his bed. More Details, Videos and Photo Tributes After the Jump

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DJ AM: 1973-2009
Adam Goldstein, known to most as DJ AM, died on August 28. New York City police found his body in bed after he had been missing for days, TMZ is reporting.
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DJ AM, 1973-2009

    Adam Goldstein, known to most as DJ AM, died on August 28. New York City police found his body in bed after he had been missing for days, TMZ is reporting.

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    Goldstein earned a reputation as one of the country's most talented DJs, blending every genre of music into his routines. He was a frequent club headliner.

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    Goldstein paired up with rock drummer Travis Barker to form TRVS-DJAM, where the two played off of each other's improvisations. In September 2008, their plane crashed after a South Carolina show, nearly killing them both.

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    In the crash that killed four other people, Goldstein and AM narrowly escaped, but suffered bad burns across their bodies. "My eyebrows and layers of skin were burned off my face ... My forehead was gouged and my arm had skin hanging off. I was in shock and didn't feel anything," Goldstein told PEOPLE.

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    A month later, DJ AM triumphantly returned to the stage, playing the role of DJ for rap superstar Jay-Z.

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    Goldstein was also an avid sneaker collector, which eventually earned him a cameo on HBO's 'Entourage.'

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    Goldstein was engaged to Nicole Richie, but they called off their impending nuptials in 2005.

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    Following his relationship with Richie, Goldstein also dated Hollywood starlet Mandy Moore.

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