Tiger King’s Erik Cowie has passed away at 53.

According to TMZ, the zookeeper’s body was found “face down in a bedroom of a residence” in New York.

“Our sources say there’s nothing suspicious about the death at this point, and no drugs were found on the scene, though a toxicology test will likely still be performed,” TMZ reports.

Cowie is best known for his appearance on the Netflix reality series, ‘Tiger King’.

In a statement from prison, Joe Exotic wrote: “I did everything I could to help him and save him from himself and he turned on me for fame. And money. There are a couple others headed down the same path. RIP Erik. I will be making a donation in his name to a drug and alcohol treatment center.

“Agent Bryant and Carole Baskin have blood on their hands for setting all this up to start with.”


Rest in Peace, Erik.