Convicted killer Michael Alig has died on the age of 54, E! Information can verify.
In line with 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 induced his dying, NBC New York states he handed away as a result of a suspected overdose. Per authorities, a reason behind dying has but to be decided and the investigation continues to be ongoing.
Within the ’90s, Alig, a promoter, co-founded the “Membership Youngsters,” 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. Nevertheless, in 1997, issues took a darkish flip when he and pal Robert “Freeze” Riggs pleaded guilty to killing their drug vendor and pal Andre “Angel” Melendez. Riggs and Alig, who claimed they have been excessive on medication on the time of the homicide, reportedly stored Melendez’s physique of their condominium for per 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.