Michael Alig, the co-founder of Club Kids, has died at 54. The wild club promoter who served time for killing a man and who was the subject of the movie “Party Monster” was found dead, as authorities believe the cause of death was a heroin OD, TMZ reports.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ, a friend dropped by Michael’s New York City home just after midnight and found him dead in his bed.
The TMZ report also added that their law enforcement sources say they found empty vials and other containers on the bed and they believe they found heroin. Michael Alig was pronounced dead at the scene.
Michael Alig was notorious in the ’90s club scene and his life displayed in the 2003 flick starring Macaulay Culkin.
Michael was the co-founder of the Club Kids a group comprised of a bunch of young folks whose lives revolved around clubs in the late ’80s and ’90s. It was definitely a thing.
As for Michael, his nickname was “the king of drug-addled club kids.”
He had a troubled life. In 1996 he killed a drug dealer named Andre “Angel” Melendez, dismembered his body and threw it in the waters off Staten Island. He was served 17 years in prison and was released in 2014.