Club Kids have found their happy ending after weeks of fighting with Michael Alig’s mom, Elke Blair, over his remains.
They had originally hoped Blair would give them a share of his ashes, which they could install in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood cemetery.
But even though Blair has declined to split the ashes with them, theyre still planning a permanent “digital memorial” for him at the famed cemetery.
Alig successor Jason Chaos and longtime confidante Rachael Cain told us they will memorialize him spiritually after they lost the ugly tug of war over the Club Kid Killers remains.
We needed something to end this for us, [so] we found a different way to embrace Michael, Cain said. Were told the installation will have a time capsule, with the digital memorial inside.
The famed party promoter who led the Club Kid movement until he was jailed in 1996 for killing Andre Angel Melendez died of a suspected overdose on Christmas Eve.
Chaos added: “I will make a box where we can put all his favorite things in it; and his fans, as well, can put anything for Michael, too. And when the time is right, we will have a ceremony when we close the niche at Green-Wood.”
As Page Six reported, Cain organized a GoFundMe to help pay for Aligs funeral. At one point, Blair agreed to split his ashes with the Club Kids, but pulled the plug, telling us she felt bullied by Cain. Bizarrely, she said she felt that Cain was pressuring her not only to put Alig’s remains at Green-Wood but to choose it as her own final resting place.
Cain claims she was the only one who stepped up at Blairs’ request and maintains she did not bully her.
“I’m so disappointed that she would paint that picture of me. She has the ashes, and now the Club Kids can be happy, and be at peace,” she said.
Chaos, however, still holds out hope that Blair may come around.
“[The memorial] will be very special and maybe later we can try to get Elke to open up more… We plan to [have a ceremony] after [COVID-19] is gone or in the summer,” he said.