It’s hard to believe that it has already been nine years since Adam Goldstein, also known as DJ AM, passed away.
On the ninth anniversary of his death, many people are paying tribute to him, including This Is Us star Mandy Moore. According to People, Moore and Goldstein started dating in January of 2007. Though the couple had known each other for years, they started dating after spending some time together at a New Year’s Eve party in Miami that year.
The couple ended up dating for about two months before calling it quits. But, following the split, the pair remained close and were still friends up until the time of his death in 2009. To pay tribute to her late friend and boyfriend, Moore took to her Instagram account to remember him on the ninth anniversary of his death.
On her page, Moore posted a photo of Goldstein laying on a couch and smiling at the camera. He is sporting a black graphic tee that reads “Broadway” as he leans his head against his cheek. And the caption of the photo is enough to bring tears to anyone’s eyes.
“9 years. I miss you every day, Adam. #djam”
So far, Moore’s touching tribute has already received a ton of attention with over 33,000 likes and 150 plus comments. Many fans let Moore know that they are thinking about her while countless others said that they just could not get over how fast time has flown by after his death.
“Thank you for posting…. miss him so much. The most beautiful soul.”
“Sorry for your loss. No matter how many years go by, the pain of losing someone you care for is always present,” another fan wrote.
“Can’t believe it’s been 9 years….. MISS YOU AM,” one more chimed in.
According to CNN, DJ AM died nine years ago on August 28, 2009. His body was found at his New York City apartment along with a crack pipe, bag of cocaine, and prescription pills. Following an autopsy, his death was ruled accidental “acute intoxication” from a combination of “cocaine, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and Levamisole, a drug used to cut cocaine.”
His tragic death came just about a year after he and Blink 182 drummer, Travis Barker, survived a plane crash that killed four other people on board. Goldstein said that he felt guilt that he had survived when others had died.
“Daily I live with the guilt and grief of what happened that night, what I saw, who was lost and why I was spared. I have no words to express the pain that comes with knowing four people died, while I lived.”
He was just 36-years-old at the time of his death.