DJ AM's Estate Sues Jet Charter Company for Wrongful Death

Celebrity News Nov. 13, 2009 AT 6:08PM
DJ AM's Estate Sues Jet Charter Company for Wrongful Death Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The estate of DJ AM (real name: Adam Goldstein) has filed an unexpected wrongful death suit -- against the charter company responsible for a serious Sept. 2008 crash in which he was involved.

"The crash ultimately caused Adam Goldstein's death," documents read, according to TMZ.

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At age 36, Goldstein was found dead in his New York City apartment Aug. 28 2009; he had overdosed on a toxic combination of prescription drugs and cocaine.

Nearly a year earlier, Goldstein and musician Travis Barker were the sole two survivors out of six in a horrific private plane crash in South Carolina. Prior to this accident, Goldstein had been clean and sober, according to friends. He suffered drug addiction in his early 20s but had kicked the habit for ten years.

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This new lawsuit contends that Goldstein, as a direct result of the crash, "was forced" to abuse prescription drugs to deal with painful burns and emotional trauma.

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The suit names Clay Lacy Aviation as well as travel service Goodyear Tire, Learjet and the estates of the two pilots who perished in the crash.

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