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‘Tiger King’ star Jeff Johnson dead in apparent suicide


Jeffery Lynn Johnson, who appeared on Netflix’s hit docuseries, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” has died at 58.

Johnson died in an apparent suicide throughout an argument along with his spouse, Charity, the Oklahoma City Police Department told CNN.

The reptile seller was interviewed in the fourth episode of the Netflix present.

The police report indicated that officers have been known as to Johnson’s house after 10 p.m. on Sept. 8 for tried suicide, CNN reported.

Charity instructed authorities that her husband killed himself in entrance of her throughout their argument in the storage. Their youngsters, ages 4 and 5, have been in the home through the time of the incident, per CNN.

Johnson was taken to the hospital shortly after he was discovered to have a pulse on the scene, in keeping with the police report, however he was pronounced dead on the hospital. The report additionally indicated that Johnson had “no mental health history.”

Jeff Johnson appeared in the fourth episode of the Netflix docuseries, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”
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“Tiger King” star Joe Exotic’s lawyer confirmed that he spoke to Charity following the tragedy.

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Johnson died on the age of 58 in his house in Oklahoma.
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Johnson’s loss of life comes after fellow “Tiger King” star and zookeeper Erik Cowie’s passing. Cowie was discovered dead on Sept. 3 in New York City and the medical expert decided that his explanation for loss of life was “acute and chronic alcohol use” in a way that was “natural.”

The second season of the broadly standard sequence dropped on Netflix on Nov. 17. Exotic, whose actual title is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is presently serving jail time for paying a hitman to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin.

The former zookeeper, 58, completely conversed with The Post through a written letter he despatched from jail, claiming that the present’s second season proves him to be “innocent.” He additionally claimed that former president Donald Trump was “a fool” to not pardon him and that President Joe Biden ought to grant him clemency.

“President Trump was a fool not to pardon me,” Exotic wrote. “Before the election, millions of people were hoping for it as they know I’m innocent, most of this is in TK2 [‘Tiger King 2’] and it will be the same for President Biden, the world will know the truth [when the new season is released] and him and VP [Kamala] Harris ran on justice and prison reform.”

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Joe Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in jail for hiring a hitman to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin.
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“It would be in the interest of American Justice for President Biden to pardon me before the holidays and charge those with perjury and other suitable charges, or the injustice is really going to cost votes in 2022 as the people wonder if this could happen to them under his watch,” he added. 

The actuality star continued, “For 3 years they ‘the Government’ has kept me in isolation, blocked numbers and reporters from my phone, rejected any email that tells the truth to my attorneys, kept me from talking to the press and monitored every legal call I’ve had.”

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