Best of 2009

Tributes: The Stars We Lost This Year

From Patrick Swayze to Natasha Richardson, we say goodbye to the smiles and voices who left their mark onscreen and off


It was a scene no one expected: The celebrated deejay – who had survived a fatal plane crash a year ago – was discovered dead of an overdose in his New York City apartment on Aug. 28. Before his death, the 36-year-old (real name: Adam Goldstein) had filmed the MTV addiction series Gone Too Far, which his later ran with his family's blessing. "It is our hope through airing this show that people will get to see the side of Adam that we knew and loved, not just the celebrity DJ, but the honest and caring person who gave so much of himself to help others," they said in a statement.