20 Oct 2021 4:53 AM +00:00 UTC

Erik Cowie Dead: Tiger King Zookeeper's Cause Of Death Finally Revealed

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If you are not familiar with Netflix's Tiger King, you are missing out on a lot. The crime documentary series by Netflix has garnered a cult following -- hopes of a second season are still up on the shelf. It follows the story of a rivalry between two exotic cat aficionados: Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. Tiger King has a lot of grit, betrayal, and murder.

However, there was a piece of tragic news about one of the cast members of Tiger King. Erik Cowie was reported to have passed away recently, and some fans are not aware of the cause of death until now.

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What Happened To Tiger King Zookeeper Erik Cowie?

Erik Cowie was found dead in a friend's bathroom in New York City back in September. The cause of death at that time was still unknown, and an ongoing investigation was launched.

According to reports, the death of Erik Cowie was not suspicious at all. No foul play was noted. No drugs or illegal paraphernalia was found at the scene as well.

Fans were very shocked to hear about Cowie's passing as he was one of the favorite cast in Tiger King. Speculations over his death grew more and more over the weeks leading up to now.

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Now, it has been revealed by New York City Chief Medical Examiner that the cause of death of Tiger King's Eric Cowie is acute and chronic alcohol use.

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Who Is Erik Cowie In Tiger King?

Erik Cowie was one of Joe Exotic's most trusted zookeepers at G.W. Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. He was part of the Tiger King and was very open about his struggles with alcoholism in the show. Earlier this year, Erik Cowie was charged with DUI in Oklahoma, which shows that he was in bad shape.

Despite Joe Exotic being in prison, Cowie remained at the Zoo. During the trial, he also stood as a witness to the heinous crimes done by Exotic, including putting down animals.

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