Zookeeper Erik Cowie, who was showcased in the strike Netflix documentary Tiger King, has died at the age of 52.
Cowie was observed useless in an condominium in Brooklyn on Friday, NBC Information four New York studies. He was unconscious when to start with responders arrived on scene no lead to of dying has but been launched.
Cowie was a person of the zookeepers who tended to the unique animals at the Better Wynnewood Unique Animal Park in Oklahoma, previously owned by Joe Unique, aka Joe Maldonado-Passage. Cowie was interviewed thoroughly about the zoo and Joe Unique in the 7-episode Netflix doc Tiger King, which debuted in March 2020 and grew to become a pop-society feeling. In accordance to Nielsen, 34.three million viewers viewed Tiger King all through its to start with 10 times of launch.
The head keeper at Joe Exotic’s zoo for 5 a long time, Cowie afterwards testified versus his previous manager at demo, alleging that more mature tigers were being shot and killed at the zoo. Cowie also manufactured an look on the Tiger King reunion distinctive hosted by Joel McHale.
The Tiger King phenomenon led to a wave of Tv set diversifications, but all those have started to peter out: A prepared Amazon collection starring Nicolas Cage as Joe Unique is not going ahead. Peacock, nevertheless, is however building a scripted collection starring John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Unique and Kate McKinnon as his hated rival Carole Baskin.