ADAM ‘DJ AM’ GOLDSTEIN has been found dead in his New York apartment, after suffering a reported drug overdose.

Police broke into his home on Lafayette Street in Lower Manhattan at 5.20pm on Friday evening (28Aug09) after they were alerted by a concerned friend who had been unable to reach him for several days, reports

The New York Post is reporting that drug paraphernalia was found in the apartment.

Goldstein’s death, at the age of 36, comes nearly a year after he and Travis Barker were involved in a plane crash in South Carolina that killed four people. He suffered severe burns when the Learjet burst into flames after overshooting the runway.

The star, who famously dated Nicole Richie and Mandy Moore, had battled drug addiction in the past and revealed earlier this year he had attempted suicide while high on crack cocaine when he was aged 24.

No more information is available as WENN goes to press.