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Michael Alig

American club promoter

Died when: 54 years 239 days (655 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Michael Alig

Michael Alig (April 29, 1966 – December 24, 2020) was an American club promoter and convicted felon.He was one of the ringleaders of the Club Kids, a group of young New York City clubgoers who became a cultural phenomenon in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

In March 1996, Alig and his roommate, Robert D. "Freeze" Riggs, killed fellow Club Kid Andre "Angel" Melendez in a confrontation over a drug debt.

In October 1997, Alig pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter.Both men were sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.Riggs was released on parole in 2010.

Alig was released on May 5, 2014.On Christmas Eve, 2020, shortly before midnight, Alig died at his Washington Heights home from an accidental drug overdose at the age of 54.

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