‘Tiger King’ star Erik Cowie trigger, method of demise revealed

'Tiger King' star Erik Cowie cause, manner of death revealed

2021-10-19 06:12:32

Erik Cowie’s trigger and method of demise have been revealed. 

The zookeeper, who was well-known for showing in “Tiger King,” died on the age of 53 in September.

The New York Metropolis Workplace of Chief Medical Examiner confirmed to Fox Information on Monday that Cowie’s method of demise was pure and that the trigger was “acute and persistent alcohol use.”

Cowie entered the general public sphere in 2020 with the discharge of Netflix‘s “Tiger King: Homicide, Mayhem and Insanity,” a docuseries that adopted Cowie’s boss, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, and his zoo stuffed with unique animals.

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The New York Metropolis Workplace of Chief Medical Examiner confirmed to Fox Information that Erik Cowie’s method of demise was pure and that the trigger was ‘acute and persistent alcohol use.’
(Netflix )

Within the sequence, Cowie mentioned he discovered the job on Craiglist and was determined for work.

Based on TMZ, Cowie died on Sept. 3. He was discovered useless in New York Metropolis.

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On the time, cops confirmed to Fox Information that they responded to an emergency name of “an unconscious male within 21 East 55 Avenue within the confines of the 67 Pct.”

Joe 'Exotic' Maldonado-Passage was Cowie's employer at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Okla. He is currently serving 22 years in prison after being convicted for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot.

Joe ‘Unique’ Maldonado-Passage was Cowie’s employer on the Larger Wynnewood Unique Animal Park in Okla. He’s presently serving 22 years in jail after being convicted for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot.
(Santa Rosa County Jail through AP, File)

The person was within the bed room of the situation. “EMS was on scene and pronounced the male deceased. The Medical Examiner will decide the reason for demise,” the authorities mentioned.

There have been no medicine reportedly discovered on the scene. 

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Cowie was one of many animal caretakers on the Larger Wynnewood Unique Animal Park and testified in opposition to Maldonado-Passage – higher often called Joe Unique – who’s presently serving 22 years in a Texas jail after being discovered responsible of hiring two hitmen in a failed murder-for-hire in opposition to his large cat zoo rival, Carole Baskin.

Cowie additionally mentioned in courtroom he witnessed Unique’s alleged mistreatment of the animals and confirmed Unique killed among the older large cats to make room for brand spanking new ones. 

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'Tiger King' star Jeff Lowe, left, previously said he's hoping to hold a memorial for Erik Cowie.

‘Tiger King’ star Jeff Lowe, left, beforehand mentioned he is hoping to carry a memorial for Erik Cowie.
(Netflix)

Per TMZ, Cowie was arrested for DUI after a automobile accident in Oklahoma in Might. He pleaded responsible and was supposed to indicate up in courtroom for sentencing however by no means did.

After “Tiger King” went viral, Cowie additionally received a brand new set of enamel. 

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Fox Information’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report

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