Well-known club promoter and convicted felon, Michael Alig was found dead by his ex-boyfriend at his Washington Heights, Manhattan home on December 25. He was 54.
According to police reports, the co-founder of “Club Kids,” a group of dance club personalities, died of a drug overdose; however, no official cause of death had been determined as the spokesperson for the NY medical examiner’s office, Aja Worthy-Davis stated. What’s more, the police also reported that harmful substances were found in the apartment.
As known Alig was a dominant party figure in the late 1980s and early 1990s for throwing private parties and wearing wild costumes, so much so that, he was named as “Party Monster.”
However, the party monster was arrested for killing his friend Andre (Angel) Melendez, who was also a popular party figure in New York City dance clubs, with Robert (Freeze) Riggs after an argument. Then he and Riggs pleaded guilty to the murder and Alig served 17 years in prison.
Alig, who had admitted that he dumped Melendez’s body in the Hudson River, was arrested one more time in 2017 for trespassing harmful substances, after having been paroled on May 5, 2014.
After all these turbulent events, Alig’s story became the main subject of several books (‘Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous but True Tale of Murder in Clubland,’ and ‘Party Animal,’), TV shows (‘Dancing, Drugs, and Murder,’ ‘Becoming Angel,’ ‘The 1990s: The Deadliest Decade,’ and so on) and films (‘Shockumentary,’ ‘Limelight,’ and ‘Party Monster‘).
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