The estate of the late Adam Goldstein, AKA DJ AM, are suing Clay Lacy Aviation, the company that chartered the plane that crashed with DJ AM and Travis Barker on board in South Carolina in September 2008.
The estate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company claiming “the crash ultimately caused Adam Goldstein’s death”.
The are also suing Goodyear Tire, Learjet and the estates of the two pilots who were killed in the crash.
The suit claims DJ AM was forced to take various drugs as a direct result of the burns he suffered in the crash, along with the emotional distress the accident caused.
In an email exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com Goldstein outlined how he was suffering from depression and “survivor’s guilt” following the accident, “Man this is almost too much for me to handle right now,” Goldstein wrote.”I had no idea how the survivors guilt could have felt. I’m a mess though man. I just hope time will fix this depressed feeling asap. I can’t go on being this miserable.”
Goldstein’s body was discovered at his Manhattan apartment on August 28th. The cause of death was officially ruled accidental overdose by acute intoxication. The Medical Examiner said the cause of death was due to the combined effects of cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone (Vicodin), Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and Levamisole (drug used with cocaine).