September 28, 1991 & 2009: Miles Davis and Adam Goldstein
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In 1991 innovative jazz trumpeter Miles Davis died at age 65 from the combined effects of a stroke and pneumonia. His Kind of Blue album is considered a pillar record for modern jazz. Though his manager denied it, there were rumors Davis had AIDS when he died. A heroin addict, he was on the anti-AIDS drug azidothymidine when he passed.
In 2009 innovative celebrity club DJ Adam Goldstein, known as DJ AM, died from an accidental drug overdose at age 36. Goldstein, who was a leader in the celebrity DJ movement which also included the likes of the Jersey Shore cast, had cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, lorazepam, clonazepam, alprazolam, diphenhydramine and levamisole in his system when he died. He had survived a plane crash with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker a year earlier.
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