MTV will air DJ AM's reality series
In the weeks before celebrity disc jockey and Los Angeles club owner Adam Goldstein, who was better known as DJ AM, died of an accidental overdose, he had been filming a documentary-style reality series for MTV in which he helped families and friends of drug addicts stage interventions for loved ones.
MTV announced Monday it will move ahead with plans to air the eight-part series, "Gone Too Far." Goldstein hosted and created the series in which he helped addicts, ages 20 to 25, battle their alcohol and drug demons. In a press release issued today, MTV said executives decided to move ahead with the series with the "consent and support" of Goldstein's family.
Goldstein, 36, died Aug. 28, almost a year after an airplane crash in South Carolina left him with second- and third-degree burns and claimed the lives of four passengers. Goldstein, who had a decade of sobriety behind him at the time of the crash, was troubled by post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of survivor's guilt after the accident, according to statements he made at a July news conference and remarks made by his friends after his death.
According to an MTV press release, each episode of the series features Goldstein "meeting with the addicts, friends and families to explore their willingness to change. As part of his life-long struggle to overcome substance abuse, his mission was to help as many people as he could, and this series was a way for him to help on a bigger level."
"Gone Too Far" will premiere at 10 p.m. Monday.
— Maria Elena Fernandez
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