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DJ AM's Palladium Memorial to Be Like a 12-Step Meeting

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DJ AM at work just days before his death. (Photo by John Wayne Maioriello/used with permission)
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Last week the news of the death of Adam Goldstein, better known to many as DJ AM, shocked many people. Although authorities are still working to determine if his death was accidental or suicide, Goldstein apparently died of a drug overdose in his New York apartment, where drug paraphernalia was found. The 36-year-old DJ had recently finished working with Dr. Drew Pinsky on a television show about addiction, and "was said to have agreed to go back to rehab just hours before he died," according to the LAT's blog The Dish Rag.

In light of the circumstances surrounding his death, a private memorial scheduled for tomorrow night here in Hollywood at the Palladium--a venue he had worked previously entertaining the crowds--will take the form of a 12-step meeting, the invitation explains, adding: "Adam's friends both from his life in recovery, as well as those from other areas of his life are welcome. We ask only that everyone adhere to the tradition of anonymity and let what they hear there, and who they see there, stay there."