- Erik Cowie was found dead.
- He was best known for his appearance in ‘Tiger King.’
- He was only 53 years old.
Erik Cowie, one of the stars in the Netflix documentary Tiger King, has died. He was a zookeeper on the popular series and was only 53 years old. Erik was found dead in New York City and a toxicology report is set to be performed. There were no drugs or foul play found at the scene.
Erik was on the reality show and worked at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. He worked with the infamous Joe Exotic, who is now in jail. Erik took care of some of the big cats and later testified against Joe.
‘Tiger King’ star Erik Cowie found dead
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Erik previously revealed that he had a DUI and a drinking problem. After the animal park was shut down, he was working as a cook at a restaurant in Oklahoma City. No word on why he was in New York but more details will likely be revealed soon.
RIP Erik and sending our condolences to his family and friends.