DJ AM Attends Memorial Service for Crash Victim
Mourners remember Chris "Lil' Chris" Baker in Los Angeles
DJ AM is among the mourners who attended a memorial service in Los Angeles Monday for Chris “Lil’ Chris” Baker, who died in the Learjet crash that killed four and wounded two on Sept. 20 in Columbia, South Carolina.
DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, arrived in a limousine to pay respects to Baker, 29. More than 300 people turned out to honor Baker, and many friends stood up to share their memories of him at the memorial service, which lasted two hours.
Baker was a close friend and assistant to musician Travis Barker, who was also injured in the crash. “He was his right-hand man,” actor Simon Rex told PEOPLE after the tragedy.
Baker is survived by his wife, Otillia Villar, and 2-year-old son, Sebastian.
Goldstein, dressed in a green polo shirt, followed Villar’s request that people wear green – Baker’s favorite color – to honor her husband’s memory.
Goldstein, who suffered burns in the crash, was released from Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga., last Friday. Barker was released from the hospital Monday and is on his way back to Los Angeles on a bus.
“Travis felt so bad to have missed [the service],” said a source.
Memorial funds to assist family survivors have been established for Chris Baker and Charles Still, who also died in the crash. Contributions may be sent to the respective funds at the following address:
1840 S. Milliken
Ontario, CA 91761
• Reporting by JENNIFER GARCIA, LISA INGRASSIA and NICK WHITE
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