Notorious “Membership Children” Killer Michael Alig Useless at 54

Convicted killer Michael Alig has died on the age of 54, E! Information can verify.

In response to the New York Police Division, regulation enforcement responded to a 9-1-1 name on West 159th on Dec. 25, the place they discovered Alig unconscious and unresponsive. EMS arrived shortly after, and pronounced Alig lifeless, per the police report. Though it is unclear what triggered his dying, NBC New York states he handed away as a consequence of a suspected overdose. Per authorities, a reason for dying has but to be decided and the investigation remains to be ongoing.

Within the ’90s, Alig, a promoter, co-founded the “Membership Children,” a gaggle of partygoers who grew to become infamous within the New York Metropolis nightclub scene. He grew to become a tabloid fixture for throwing events in addition to for his theatrical costumes and drug use. Nonetheless, in 1997, issues took a darkish flip when he and pal Robert “Freeze” Riggs pleaded responsible to killing their drug vendor and pal Andre “Angel” Melendez. Riggs and Alig, who claimed they had been excessive on medication on the time of the homicide, reportedly saved Melendez’s physique of their condominium for every week—and even had gatherings at their house along with his physique within the tub—earlier than dismembering his physique and disposing it within the Hudson River.

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