Adam Goldstein

DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) was smart, funny and intense

The Adam Goldstein that I saw last month was intense, likable and even, at times, funny. "I have an allergic reaction to drugs and alcohol," he said. "I break out in handcuffs."

So it seemed especially tragic to hear that this strong force had died, possibly of an accidental drug overdose. Here's a story I wrote for newspapers; because of the immediate time factor, I thought I should also put it here right away: