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Michael Alig (born South Bend, Indiana, April 29, 1966) is the co-founding member of the Club Kids, a group of young clubgoers led by Alig and his long-time best friend James St. James in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1996, Alig pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Andre "Angel" Melendez in a confrontation over a drug debt.


Alig moved to New York to attend college at Fordham University from which he later dropped out. He began working at Danceteria in 1983 as a bus boy. A natural at throwing parties with few or no resources he soon began to rise in New York's party scene. Alig was mentored by socialite James St. James and club owner Peter Gatien while rising in popularity and prominence in the national underground club scene. Alig was also influential in the early promotion of his then boyfriend DJ Keoki who studied under DJ Brian Telfair, top DJ at the time in Alig's and Gatien's clubs,[citation needed] most notably the New York club The Limelight, owned by Gatien and designed by Ari Bahat. In Sept 1995 the Limelight was closed by the police on suspicion of drug trafficking, but subsequently reopened several times during the 1990s. In September 2003, it reopened under the name "Avalon".
Alig's other protA(C)gA(C)s included Gitsie, Jennytalia, Robert "Freez" Riggs, Richie Rich, Charlie "Dash" Prestano, Amanda Lepore, RuPaul, and many other Club Kid personalities[citation needed]. The Club Kids' outrageousness resulted in their appearing on the news and the television talk show circuita??they appeared on the Geraldo Rivera show five times.
Andre "Angel" Melendez worked at the Limelight, and after the bar's closure by federal agents, Melendez was fired. With no job he moved into Alig's apartment. Increasingly affected by substance abuse, Alig and his friend Robert "Freeze" Riggs murdered Melendez after an argument over many things including a long-standing drug debt. Alig has claimed many times that he was so high on drugs that the events are qu

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'Club Kid killer' Michael Alig charged with smoking crystal meth while trespassing near Bronx Supreme Court

Notorious "Club Kid killer" Michael Alig is back in trouble — busted for trespassing and smoking crystal meth in a park outside the Bronx Supreme Court, a police source said Tuesday. Alig, 50, was arrested on Thursday, after a cop caught him in Joyce ...
Posted: February 7, 2017, 1:54 pm

In the 1990s, New York’s Nightlife Found a New Beat

That era crashed with the 1996 murder and dismemberment of a club kid named Andre Melendez by Michael Alig and Robert Riggs, two other regulars. “That was the end,” Ms. McGann said. “That summed it all up.” Ms. McGann no longer lives in New York ...
Posted: October 31, 2017, 9:00 am

EXCLUSIVE: 'Folk hero,' 'legend' and 'mentor': Infamous Club Kid Michael Alig in his own words - as he tries to reclaim the celebrity he cherished before a grisly killing ...

Michael Alig is standing on the sidewalk in the middle of the night on New York City’s Lower East Side, his mouth decorated by garish red makeup that messily extends beyond his lips - giving him exactly the look of Batman’s The Joker as he flits from ...
Posted: October 26, 2017, 8:10 am
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