As morbid as it is, it’s pretty cool to see performances in movies from people who have passed away. It’s a nice way to see the person’s work live on even after death.
The late celebrity DJ is featured in the upcoming Iron Man, which comes out in theaters May 7th. He filmed the scene in the film just two months before he overdosed and died at his NYC apartment. At first, director Jon Favreau wasn’t sure about keeping the cameo in the final cut.
He told the LA Times, “We tried to make it respectful, and for people who know him, they’ll get a kick out of it and for people who don’t, it will sort of slide by without much notice.”
Favreau even went a step further, buy dedicating Iron Man 2 to the memory of DJ AM. Such a cool thing to do!