This is Us star Mandy Moore just couldn’t let Wednesday (August 28) go by without paying tribute to a man that she once loved with her whole heart.
“It’s been 10 years,” Moore wrote on her Instagram page alongside a picture of the late Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM. “There are so many times I still find myself wanting to tell you about something funny or strange or exciting. I miss your contagious, guttural laugh and your hugs. The best hugs. Miss you every day but today is always hard.”
Currently married to singer/songwriter Taylor Goldsmith, Moore actually dated Goldstein back in 2007. Just two years later, troubles with drug addiction took over and he passed away from what was referred to as an “acute intoxication” from a combination of cocaine and prescription drugs.
He was just 36 years old at the time of his death.
“Sending prayers your way,” a fan wrote in the comments section of Moore’s touching post. “I’m so sorry for your loss. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been. You will always still feel like they should be right there next to you and you will miss them. The loved ones you lose will always be with you.”
And yes, we give a hearty amen to that.