Deezer D, the rapper-turned actor who starred as Nurse Malik McGrath for 15 seasons on ER, reminisced with RadarOnline.com on Wednesday about DJ AM and how they knew each other. Deezer, whose real name is Dearon Thompson, had surgery in July to correct the same potentially deadly heart problem that killed John Ritter.
“It blew me away,” he told us about hearing the news of DJ AM’s (real name Adam Goldstein) death. Deezer met DJ AM when he was deejaying at an ER celebration, and the two became close. DJ AM even helped Deezer find a DJ for his wedding, since he would be performing in Vegas during Deezer’s nuptuals.
The two kept in touch over the years, and Deezer said he had seen DJ AM a few times since the 2008 plane crash. “I didn’t ask him about anything,” he told RadarOnline.com. “I was just happy to see him living.”
DJ AM was buried on Wednesday at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary with family and friends in attendance.