Lara Long, the sister of the late DJ AM, has lost her battle with colon cancer just four months after being diagnosed. The 40-year-old woman passed away last week after suffering with a rare form of the disease. It is such sad news for her family and friends, particularly those who also knew her brother Adam Goldstein (AKA DJ AM).
Lara Long is best known as the founder of the DJ AM Memorial Fund, which she created in honor of her younger brother who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2009 at the age of 36. The siblings had a difficult upbringing. Their father was allegedly abusive; he died of complications related to AIDS.
She lovingly kept his memory alive through the fund and by marketing his sneakers online. Who will keep the memories of Lara Long and her brother alive now?
The news of Lara Long's tragic death broke on May 16, 2011 when a representative for her estate and family told TMZ, "It is with unbearable sadness that I can confirm that Lara Long, the sister to DJ AM passed away late Monday night, May 9th after a fierce four-month battle with an extremely rare colon cancer." Hopefully, the remaining members of the family will eventually be able to heal from the loss of this extraordinary woman.