Michael Allig, the infamous “club boy” killer who spent 17 years in prison for murdering a roommate of drug debt in a case that became a book and movie, has died of a suspected drug overdose six years after his release. He was 54 years old.
Police said Ilig’s death was being investigated late as a drug overdose. An official cause has not been identified, said Aja Worthy Davis, a spokeswoman for the New York City Medical Examiner Office.
Alleg was part of a degenerate party scene in the 1990s characterized by wild clothing and rampant drug use. He pleaded guilty to premeditated murder in 1997 for the murder of Andre “Angel” Melendez.
Allegg admits that he and Robert “Freeze” Riggs killed Melendez, dismembered the body and threw the parts into the Hudson River.
Riggs also pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Released in 2010.
The story turns into “Party Monster” in 2003, with Macaulay Culkin playing Alig.
Alij maintained his presence on social media while behind bars, even though he had no access to a computer and dictated tweets to a friend over the prison phone.