DJ AM's Death Reveals Twitter's Spooky Side
Twitter has limitless possibilities, and with the numerous celebrity deaths this past summer, micro-blogging has been flush with messages of condolences and mourning. DJ AM, aka Adam Goldstein, died of an apparent drug overdose on Friday, and his famous friends have taken to expressing their grief via Twitter. Travis Barker, to whom many are looking due to the famous plane crash both survived last year, wrote, "Rest In Peace my brother, this really f**ks me up." Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Seacrest, Heidi Montag, Lindsay Lohan, and John Mayer have also chimed in on the site, proving that AM was a popular DJ with the Hollywood crowd.
Yet, it's Goldstein's own Twitter account that is garnering the most attention, due to his final tweet, which pulled an eerily suggestive lyric from a Grandmaster Flash song: "New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems." AM was an avid tweeter, but his account slowed around August 25th, three days before he was found dead. Since the announcement, many have re-tweeted his message in support.
Public figures seem to be tweeting more and more in order to broadcast their ideas and messages. By the same token, their followers feel more in tune with their thoughts than ever, which means, when a tweeting celebrity like DJ AM dies, the entire Twitter-sphere is a bit shaken. Especially when his last tweet seems to know something his adoring public doesn't. [From: Mashable, TMZ, and Gawker]