Convicted killer Michael Alig has died on the age of 54, E! Information can verify.
In keeping 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 brought on his dying, NBC New York states he handed away resulting from a suspected overdose. Per authorities, a explanation for dying has but to be decided and the investigation continues to be ongoing.
Within the ’90s, Alig, a promoter, co-founded the “Membership Children,” a gaggle of partygoers who turned infamous within the New York Metropolis nightclub scene. He turned 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 good friend Robert “Freeze” Riggs pleaded guilty to killing their drug vendor and good friend 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 residence 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.