Former Studio 54 Owner Mark Fleischman Announces Upcoming Death By Assisted Suicide

Posted June 25, 2022 by with 5 comments

Kind of a cool way to go, if you gotta go. Via Deadline:

The man who once ruled New York City nightlife has told a media outlet that he plans to end the party in July.

Mark Fleischman, who owned Manhattan’s Studio 54, once the world’s most exclusive club, is now 82 and confined to a wheelchair. He told the New York Post that he plans to use the Swiss nonprofit assisted suicide group Dignitas to end his life on July 13. The group helps assisted suicides with a lethal dose of barbiturates after a lengthy screening process.

“I can’t walk, my speech is f–ked up and I can’t do anything for myself,” Fleischman told The Post. “My wife helps me get into bed and I can’t dress or put on my shoes. I am taking a gentle way out. It is the easiest way out for me.”

Fleischman now resides in Marina Del Ray, Calif. He said neurologists have been unable to diagnose his illness, which began in 2016.


Screengrab of Fleischman (above) via this Studio 54 documentary: