‘Tiger King’ Star Dead at 54

One of the stars of the hit netflix documentary series ‘Tiger King’ has now passed away at the age of 54.

As The New York Post reports:

Erik Cowie, the zookeeper of Netflix’s zany animal documentary series “Tiger King,” has died at 53.

Authorities found Cowie’s body Sept. 3 in New York City, TMZ reported, after a friend found him face down in a bedroom.

It’s unclear why the animal trainer was in the Big Apple, as he lived in Oklahoma. No drugs were found at the scene and a toxicology report is expected.

Cowie appeared on the reality show as one of now-imprisoned star Joe Exotic’s longtime animal caretakers. After Joe, 58, was sent to jail, Cowie stayed and took care of his big cats at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park.

Cowie had previously testified against his friend and former boss ‘Joe Exotic’ in the case that sent him to federal prison for 22 years for trying to hire hitmen to kill his longtime rival.

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Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
4 months ago

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