Report: MTV to air DJ AM's 'Gone Too Far' reality series despite death
By Christopher Rocchio, 09/24/2009
MTV reportedly still plans to air Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein's Gone Too Far reality series despite his death from an apparent drug overdose last month.
While MTV has yet to make a final decision about the fate of the Intervention-like reality series, the network expects Gone Too Far to eventually air and has been in talks with Goldstein's family about the timing, The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday.
MTV declined comment when contacted by The Reporter.
The eight-episode series was originally slated to debut October 5 and Goldstein had announced he had just wrapped filming the series in an August 26 posting on Twitter.
However three days later, New York Police Department officers found Goldstein's lifeless body in bed in his Manhattan apartment after responding to a 911 call from a friend who was concerned Goldstein had missed an airplane flight and wasn't answering his phone.
A crack pipe, half a bag of crack cocaine and prescription drugs were reportedly found nearby.
A toxicology report has yet to be released, however preliminary findings suggest the 36-year-old died from a drug overdose.
Gone Too Far follows the celebrity DJ as he helped young people overcome various addictions, and some believe the series could still deliver an anti-drug message despite Goldstein's death, according to The Reporter.