This is some sad news. DJ A.M. (real name: Adam Goldstein), best known as Nicole Richie’s ex-fiance, and Travis Barker, of the band Blink-182 were involved in a very serious plane crash early this morning in South Carolina. Both are being treated for serious burns, but are alive. Unfortunately, four others in the private jet were not as lucky, and were killed with the plane crashed and caught fire. One of those killed was Chris Baker, Barker’s assistant.
The group was flying on the private jet in an effort to get back to California quickly after Goldstein and Barker played a show because Baker had just found out his wife had gone into labor. Barker promised to get him home as quickly as possible to be with her — freaking tragic. The two pilots, as well as Barker’s bodyguard, were also killed. Barker and Goldstein are being treated for their burn injuries and are in critical, but stable condition. [DListed]
UPDATE: Apparently the note above about Chris Baker’s wife being in labor is total poppycock. Keep reading »