DJ AM Remembers Chris Baker

Posted by Chrissie on October 2nd, 2008


DJ AM, officially known as Adam Goldstein, made his first public appearance on Monday after he was involved in a Learjet crash that injured him and Travis Barker, and killed four others. One of the fatalities in the crash was Travis Barker’s assistant, Chris Barker, a man that was well known and well loved within the Travis and DJ AM circle. A memorial was held in Los Angeles on Monday for Chris and Adam arrived by limousine to pay his respects. An additional 300 guests attended the memorial and many folks stood up to share memories and tell stories of the young man in a service that lasted two hours. Chris Baker was described as Travis’s best friend and right hand man and his loss has devastated many.

Chris is survived by his wife, Otillia Villar and his two year old son Sebastian. Chris’s wife asked everyone to wear green for the event, no mourning garb allowed, as green was Chris’s favourite color and so Adam was more than happy to oblige. DJ Am was released last week from the burn unit in Augusta, Georgia where he was treated immediately following the crash, and Travis Barker was released this past Monday but was not able to make the service due to the extent of his injuries. We continue to wish DJ AM and Travis Barker a speedy recovery, and our hearts go to those that suffered losses in this tragic crash.


Category: Celebrity Accidents, Celebrity Deaths