With heavy hearts, we are sad to report the passing of DJ AM, who was found unresponsive in his New York City apartment around 5 pm this afternoon. A constant force in the music industry, DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, created signature sounds on albums by Madonna, Will Smith, and Jay-Z. Last year, both Goldstein and collaborator Travis Barker (of Blink-182) narrowly escaped a private plane crash in South Carolina, one that killed 4 people, including close friend Chris Baker. Still recovering from burns and traumas suffered from that incident, DJ AM only recently return to the music scene. However, what most will remembered him by was his affection for sneakers. An active member on NikeTalk forums, DJ AM reportedly has over 600 pairs of sneakers in his collection as well as a special Nike Air Force 1 bearing his name. A dear friend and a passionate sneakerhead, he will be sorely missed.