By now you’ve probably heard that DJ AM was found dead in his New York apartment on Friday of an apparent drug overdose. The whole thing is surprising and sad, especially since he survived an insane plane crash less than a year ago. I’m not into techno or the DJ scene, but I was a fan of his recent collaborations with Travis Barker and the two mix-tapes the duo produced.
AM claimed he had been sober for eleven years but clearly he relapsed for whatever reason we’ll never know. It’s very hard to feel bad for someone who overdoses on drugs regardless of how great a person he was. Addiction is a medical disease and should not be handled lightly. Prescription drugs fuck you up. Mix pills and other hard drugs and chances are your body won’t be able to handle it. Heath Ledger. Casey Calvert. Michael Jackson. This isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last.