DJ AM Finished Shooting New Intervention Reality Series Days Before Death
First Published: August 28, 2009 9:34 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- DJ AM – who had spoken out about battling his own addictions with drugs – finished shooting his own intervention-style reality show just three days before his death, according to the celebrity DJ’s Twitter page.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, DJ AM — whose real name was Adam Goldstein — was found dead in a New York City apartment building on Friday. He was 36.
On Tuesday, DJ AM posted a message on his Twitter page, announcing his upcoming MTV reality series, tentatively titled “Gone Too Far,” had just completed shooting.
“Just wrapped filming GTF in CT. Back to Dusk in AC to DJ tonight,” he wrote on August 25.
The show was designed to help young people whose lives had been turned upside down due to drug dependencies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In helping get others off drugs, DJ AM had sought the assistance of an addiction specialist, who was going to be present with him throughout the series.
No premiere date had been announced by MTV prior to his death. A spokesperson for the cable channel was not immediately available for comment on the future of the series when contacted by Access Hollywood late Friday.
In January 2008, DJ AM opened up in a candid interview with Glamour magazine about his own personal struggles with addiction, as well as an alleged abusive past at the hands of his father.
“I was probably destined to be a drug addict. I grew up in Philadelphia with a father who seemed to hate me: The verbal abuse he subjected me to was unbelievably cruel,” he told the magazine.
The DJ revealed his battle with drugs was so bad, he tried to take his own life at the age of 24.
“I thought about how I promised myself every night I was going to quit, and never did. At 24 I felt like my life was over. So I went into my living room, reached into a cabinet above my TV and grabbed my gun, a loaded .22. I sat back on my heels, cocked it and put it into my mouth. Then I squinted my eyes and… I pulled the trigger,” he admitted. “The gun didn’t go off. I thought, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I dropped the gun and broke down… That was the turning point in my life.”
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