‘Club Kid Killer’ Michael Alig dead from fentanyl, heroin overdose
Alig mom fears funeral costs will go unpaid because of ashes battle
Club Kids plan Michael Alig memorial after losing ashes battle with his mom
Michael Alig’s mom accuses Club Kids of ‘bullying’ her over his remains
Club Kids at war with Michael Alig’s mom over his ashes
“Club Kid Killer” Michael Alig died from an overdose of various hard drugs.
The infamous promoter’s cause of death was acute intoxication by fentanyl, acetylfentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City confirmed to TMZ.
OCME didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
Alig was found dead on Christmas Eve 2020 at age 54 of a suspected heroin overdose. Ex-boyfriend Ben Silva discovered him just before midnight, and detectives recovered several zip-lock plastic bags, apparently containing heroin, from the home, as well as drug paraphernalia, officials said at the time.
A source later told Page Six that Alig, who once served time for a murder conviction, knew he would die by the end of 2020.
“Michael told me he probably wasn’t going to make it through the year. He started making ‘Party Monster 2’ movie, which was … footage of when he got out of prison,” the insider shared.
“It was like a documentary. Michael told me, ‘I’ll never see money from it because they said they’ll only release it after [longtime collaborator and DJ] Keoki or I died.’”
Alig and Robert “Freeze” Riggs served time in prison for killing Club Kid member Andre “Angel” Melendez, dismembering his body and tossing it in the Hudson River in 1996.
Alig was released from prison in 2014, but continued to chase his Club Kid heyday and do drugs.
The Club Kids went to war with Alig’s mother, Elke Blair, over his ashes after his death. Blair first agreed to split his ashes with the Club Kids, but then pulled the plug, telling Page Six she felt bullied by Alig’s longtime confidante Rachael Cain.
Strangely, Blair said she felt that Cain was pressuring her not only to put Alig’s remains at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood cemetery but also to choose it as her own final resting place.
In the end, the Club Kids planned a digital memorial for him at Green-Wood.
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