(29 Aug 2009) SHOTLIST
New York, 28 August 2009
1. Medium shot of unidentified woman being consoled as she leaves the building crying. Camera follows her to taxi
2. Close up of woman in back of taxi
3. Wide shot of taxi turning corner with NYPD Crime Scene Unit truck in front of building
4. Medium shot of NYPD Crime Scene Unit truck
5. Medium shot of crime scene investigators talking to detective, and then talking into building
6. Medium shot of police waiting for gurney to pass
7. Medium shot of body on gurney coming out of building to medical examiner's truck
8. Medium shot of medical examiner's truck pulling away
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Haney
"I actually didn't know about it until I walked up to have a few drinks with my friends here, so it was definitely a big shock. It's a big loss to the DJ community and the music world."
(Reporter: What went through your head when you found out?)
SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Haney
"Just shock. It's sad. After going through what we went through last year, it's just sad, sad to lose talented young people."
10. Wide shot of people on the sidewalk
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Vox Pop
" I don't know exactly what happened, and frankly I don't care. Whatever he was doing, whatever he wanted, that's fine by me. But what pisses me off is there had to be thirty cops out here stopping people from gawking at a man who just died. Not because they cared that he died, but because they cared about making money by selling it to some magazine."
12. Flowers and burning candle outside building
DJ AM OBIT
DJ AM, the celebrity disc jockey who publicly acknowledged his history of drug addiction and had filmed a reality show in which he offered to help other addicts, was found dead in his apartment. He was 36.
Police found a crack pipe and prescription pills in the Manhattan apartment, said a law enforcement official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.
Paramedics had to break down the door before they found DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, shirtless and wearing sweatpants, in his bed around 5:20 p.m. on Friday, the official said.
A friend had called police to say he was unable to get into the home in the trendy SoHo neighbourhood. There was no evidence of foul play, and a medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
Last year, Goldstein was badly hurt in a South Carolina plane crash that killed four people and seriously injured rock musician Travis Barker.
Goldstein had openly discussed past addictions to crack cocaine, Ecstasy and other drugs, addictions so bad he once tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head _ but the gun jammed. However, he claimed he had been drug-free for years, even swearing off cigarettes.
His spokeswoman, Jenni Weinman, said the circumstances surrounding his death were unclear. She pleaded for privacy for his family.
In October, MTV was to debut his reality show, ' Gone Too Far,' in which he and concerned families staged interventions for drug abusers. In a recent AP interview, he talked about holding a crack pipe for the first time in years for the show and said he felt as though he had an angel on his shoulder for surviving so much turmoil.
MTV did not have an immediate comment on whether Goldstein's show would air, but said in a statement that it was honoured to support him as he helped young people battle their own addictions.
Goldstein was a deejay for hire who performed at Hollywood's most exclusive parties and was admired by music aficionados. He also was famous for relationships with reality TV star Nicole Richie, the daughter of singer Lionel Richie, and with actress-singer Mandy Moore.
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