The Life of the Party Monster Michael Alig

1996: A Murder In Clubland After rumors swirled that Alig was behind the disappearance of Melendez, Village Voice columnist Michael Musto first published a detailed account of the killing without using names. Voice investigative reporter Frank Owen then wrote a cover story casting suspicion on Alig and detailing the grisly death of Melendez, who was killed, dismembered and dumped into the Hudson River in March 1996. Nineteen months later, Alig was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.

2003: Party Monster Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin was cast as Alig in this feature film adapted from Disco Bloodbath. Chloe Sevigny, who partied with the club kids in the 1990s, played Gitsie, one of Alig's club kid friends.

2014: Ex-Con Artist Friends say Alig is interested in exhibiting and selling the Warhol-esque portraits of friends and fellow club kids - such as transgender performer Amanda Lepore - that he painted in prison. Lewis says gallery owners have expressed interest.


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