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‘Club kid’ killer Michael Alig dies of overdose inside NYC home

‘Club kid’ killer Michael Alig dies of overdose inside NYC home
Michael Alig, 54, lost consciousness inside his Washington Heights apartment on W. 159th St. by his boyfriend about 3 a.m., officials said. The ex-con was doing heroin shortly before he died, his boyfriend told police.

Notorious Manhattan club promoter Michael Alig, who spent 17 years in prison for murdering and dismembering his drug dealer, died of an apparent heroin overdose Friday, officials said.Michael Alig, 54, lost consciousness inside his Washington Heights apartment on W.Michael Alig (Mike Coppola/Getty Images) He got into an argument with Melendez which ended with a friend, Robert (Freeze) Riggs, bashing Melendez with a hammer.In 1996, he pleaded guilty to the murder of his drug dealer, Andre (Angel) Melendez and served 17 years in prison.

, officials said.They pleaded guilty to manslaughter and each got 10 to 20 years behind bars.

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