Julio Gonzalez


Age: 61

Cuban-born American arsonist and mass murderer who started a fire that killed 87 people at a New York nightclub in 1990 when he set fire to the illegally operated Happy Land social club in the Bronx in March 1990 after getting into an argument with his former girlfriend and being thrown out of the club (only six people inside the two-story club escaped, including his ex-girlfriend), and who had been serving a 25-years-to-life sentence in the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in nearby Dannemora, New York.

Cause of Death: After a heart attack

Born: October 10, 1954

Died: September 13, 2016

Plattsburgh, New York