Netflix Tiger King zookeeper Erik Cowie Found Dead in NYC residence

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Zookeeper, Erik Cowie, who appeared in several episodes of Netflix’s Tiger King, was found dead in his New York City residence on Friday, September 3, 2021. He died at the age of 53.

The body of the reality star was found by authorities in New York City after a friend first found him face down in a bedroom, according to TMZ’s reports.

According to reports by NYPD, “Upon arrival, police discovered a 52 [sic]year-old male unconscious in the bedroom of the location. EMS was on scene and pronounced the male deceased.”

It also added that “The identification of the deceased is pending family notification.”

The cause of his death is yet to be confirmed.

TMZ reported that “there was nothing suspicious about Cowie’s death and no drugs were found on the scene, though a toxicology test will likely still be performed.”

We commemorate with his family on this tragic loss.

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