123 | Clubbed to Death

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I wanted to create my own world, a world full of color, where everyone could play. One big party that never ends.

Michael Alig

On March 17, 1996 Angel Melendez was murdered by fellow Club Kids Michael Alig and Robert “Freeze” Riggs. Many believe that Angel was a drug dealer and the altercation that lead to the murder and dismemberment of Melendez’s body was over a disagreement or possible theft of his drugs.

Angel knew Michael Alig through his association in the Club Kids movement that swept NYC in the early 90’s. Club Kids like Michael Alig and Angel Melendez appeared numerous times on hit TV shows such as Oprah and Geraldo.

Michael Alig is now enjoying his freedom out of prison and has been seen in the media often since his release. The movie Party Monster with McCulla Culkin is based off his life and the murder of Angel Melendez.

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