Notorious “Membership Youngsters” Killer Michael Alig Lifeless at 54 – E! On-line

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

Based on the New York Police Division, legislation 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 about his demise, NBC New York states he handed away because of a suspected overdose. Per authorities, a reason for demise has but to be decided and the investigation continues to be ongoing.

Within the ’90s, Alig, a promoter, co-founded the “Membership Youngsters,” a bunch 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. Nonetheless, in 1997, issues took a darkish flip when he and pal Robert “Freeze” Riggs pleaded guilty to killing their drug seller and pal Andre “Angel” Melendez. Riggs and Alig, who claimed they had been excessive on medicine on the time of the homicide, reportedly stored Melendez’s physique of their condominium for per week—and even had gatherings at their dwelling along with his physique within the tub—earlier than dismembering his physique and disposing it within the Hudson River.