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MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Neil Diamond in Los Angeles
DJ AM arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Neil Diamond in Los Angeles on February 6, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Adam Michael Goldstein (March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009) was an American DJ, remixer, record producer and musician better known as DJ AM. Goldstein was a member of the rock band Crazy Town, co-owner of a management company called Deckstar and worked on albums for Papa Roach, Madonna and Will Smith, among others. He was a frequent collaborator with Travis Barker of Blink-182 and appeared on several television series.

On August 28, 2009, Goldstein died of a drug overdose.

Goldstein was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a Jewish family. As a child, he was verbally abused by his father, which Goldstein called "unbelievably cruel." His father abused drugs and alcohol and was sent to jail for committing bank fraud and later died due to complications from AIDS. Goldstein attended the elite Quaker school Friends' Central. Goldstein began taking drugs, so his mother placed him in a treatment center that specialized in “tough love".

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