Eric Cowie, one of the zookeepers featured on Tiger King, has tragically passed away at the age of 53.
TMZ confirmed that he was found “lying face down” in bed in a Brooklyn apartment on Friday (September 4).
A law enforcement source told the outlet, “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.”
Eric made several appearances in the 2020 documentary series and is cited as the leading defender of Joe Exotic’s big cats. After Joe went to prison, he continued to work at the zoo.
Our condolences are with Eric’s family at this difficult time.