The autopsy report states: The cause of death for Michael Alig, the notorious club kid and party planner and promoter, was an overdose on heroin and fentanyl. The overdose was ruled as accidental.
Alig died on Christmas Eve 2020 in his New York City apartment after living a fairly infamous life. Elig was a club promoter in the 80s and 90s and parties were planned where drugs were notoriously sold. In the 1990s, he pleaded guilty to murder and served twenty years in New York State prisons, including a stent on Rikers Island.
While it was out of nowhere that the former club kid possibly missed out – bags of heroin were apparently spotted near him when he found out about his body – rumors are swirling that Michael Elig may be the sequel to his biopic is, Party monster, In works before his death. Is it possible that this cult could make an indie hit sequel? Here is everything we know so far.
If you have seen Party monsterA 2005 indie film starring Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green – and featuring disgraced shock rocker Marilyn Manson like us – you might have one word to describe it: schadenfreude. The film is slow-paced, but will not let its audience get away with the antics of Club Kids in New York City – fueling violence and drugs.
The film follows the story of two Club Kids, promoters James St. James (Seth Green) and Michael Alig (Macaulay Culkin) as they rise to fame in the club scene and fall from grace as the law grows with them. After (drug) dealings with club owner Peter Gatin (Dylan McDermott), the film depicts the death of Andre “Angel” Melendez (Wilson Cruz), who was convicted of murdering Michael Alig.
While the film debuted at Sundance and Cannes in 2003, it received mainly lukewarm reviews and currently has a 28% score. rotten Tomatoes. Even though Roger Ebert called for Culkin’s performance in the film “Fearless”, he concluded that he “certainly does not complete the film, except to portray an extreme and impenetrable personality type”, detailed:
“They (directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbetto) find no insight into the humanity of their subject, but that may be because Alig was a cipher only known to himself (if so). The film lacks insight And we feel sad and empty-minded for ourselves, not the elig – and maybe it was meant to be that way. ”
According to Page six, A source close to Michael Elig said that he was working on the sequel Party monster In 2020. “Michael told me that he probably wasn’t going to make it through the year. He started filming ‘Party Monster 2’, which was… When he got out of jail, that was his source.
The sequel went on to detail that the “documentary style” was shot, and Michael Alig claimed he would “never see the money from it”, citing his alleged belief that he would not see 2021 .
After the release of Michael Alig from prison in 2014, Page six Noted that he continued to pursue his glory days as a club kid in the late ’80s and came back to drugs.
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earlier this year, Page six It was reported that Michael Alig’s battle for ashes was going on between Alig’s mother Elke and Alig’s fellow club kids. Club Kids set up a GoFundMe for Michael’s funeral, with Elke stating that she had already agreed to split Michael’s ashes between her and the club’s children, but explained that She feels pressured by some of the club’s children.
“I felt uncertain about the plot in Green-Wood Cemetery. Rachel (Caine) bought a two-man final resting place at Green-Wood Cemetery. When I decided that this was not the final resting place I wanted for myself or my son, Rachel assured me that it was paid for ‘already’ and Rachel told others that if I ‘Come to my senses, then I and my son can’ eventually live in Green-Wood-Cemetery. ”
Rachel Caine, an original club kid with Michael Alig told Page six She was surprised at Elke’s allegations, elaborating: “I have witnesses and text messages claiming that she thought the niche was a wonderful idea at first.” For the double-plot, Caine explained “niches are sold as doubles”.
In exchange for their old burial, Club Kids has designed a virtual memorial for Michael Alig. Cain said: “We are at peace with Elke because Michael has ashes because we have his soul. It is a mother’s right and we all, especially to me, wish her love. ”