Mandy Moore & Blink 182 Pay Tribute To DJ AM
Not surprisingly, the cause of Adam Goldstein aka DJ AM’s death remains undetermined at this moment. New York City Medical Examiner spokesperson Ellen Borakove told People on Saturday, “The cause of death was inconclusive because we need to do additional testing, which would include toxicology and tissue testing. We don’t expect any results for several weeks.”
“It’s under investigation and when the investigation is complete we will have a cause of death and a manner of death,” she said, adding that the ME’s office is investigating in conjunction with the New York City Police Department.
Meanwhile tributes continue to poor in for DJ AM. Former girlfriend Mandy Moore released a statement Saturday. Moore says Goldstein was “the very definition of a true friend.” She added: “To say that he will be missed beyond words is an understatement. My heart goes out to his loved ones.”
Also Blink-182 performed a very emotional concert last night (member Travis Barker was in the plane crash with DJ AM last year). “This night is really hard for us on stage,” bassist Mark Hoppus said from the stage. “We lost a dear friend yesterday. His name was Adam Goldstein. You probably know him as DJ AM. He was an innovator and a genius and he loved music more than anything else. Above all he was a dear friend.”
During the concert, the trio asked the crowd for a moment of silence to honor their “dear friend Adam.” As the lights dimmed, audience members raised their lighters above their heads in a show of respect. Fans also yelled out, “I love you guys,” as members of the group began to cry.
A song in Goldstein’s honor followed. “This song is called ‘Down.’ and it goes something like this,” said Hoppus (check out the video of the performance after the jump). As guitarist Tom DeLonge delivered the lyric “I need you so bad,” tears rolled down the cheeks of all three members of Blink-182.
“We are doing our very best to get through this show,” said Hoppus, “but right now it’s very hard.” Travis who rubbed his eyes and held his head in his hands near the end of the song, left the stage before the song concluded.