DJ and party promoter known chiefly for his invite-only parties at New York City's The Loft.
He entered the industry in the 1970s, gaining success by advertising the invite-only style as a different and more exclusive alternative to the commercial nightclub.
In December 2006, a nightclub opened in Germany was named in his honor.
He was born and raised in Manhattan.
He was heavily involved in the glamorous party scene during the '80s '90s, which inspired the film Party Monster, staring Macaulay Culkin.