Michael Alig was an American club promoter and convicted felon. He was the self proclaimed “King of the Club Kids,” a group of young New York City clubgoers who became a cultural phenomenon in the late 1980s and early 1990s through their flamboyant costumes and their excessive use of party drugs. In March 1996, Alig and his roommate, Robert D. “Freeze” Riggs, killed fellow Club Kid Andre “Angel” Melendez in a confrontation over amongst other things, a delinquent drug debt. The pair then dismembered the body and disposed of Melendez’s remains in the Hudson River, where they were later discovered by children playing on a beach in Staten Island.
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Documentaries/Films: Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig (2015), Party Monster (2003), Party Monster: The Shockumentary (1998).