A man died of an apparent drug overdose inside a room of Capitol Hill sex club Club Z just before midnight Tuesday.
Police were called to a reported drug overdose as Seattle Fire responded to the 24-hour club in the 1100 block of Pike just before midnight. According to radio dispatches, a person at the club was attempting CPR to revive the victim but arriving emergency crews found the victim — a male in his 30s — dead in a third floor room of the building.
The King County Medical Examiner is investigating to determine the cause of death.
CHS last reported on an overdose death at Club Z in the summer of 2012 and has reported on a handful of non-fatal overdoses at the business over the year. The men’s bathhouse lists a no alcohol, no drug policy for entry. It has operated in the neighborhood since the late 1970s. The current management company was formed in 1993 and is run by ownership in Montana. The Marleau family — featured in this excellent 2006 history of the club and its 1906-built building — continues to hold the property.