Tiger King’s Jeff Johnson commits suicide at 58 after argument with his wife
Jeff Johnson, a former reptile dealer who appeared on season one of Tiger King, has died at the age of 58 after committing suicide.
Johnson was in front of his wife when he shot himself after an argument with her in their garage on September 8, according to People, citing the Oklahoma City Police Department and incident report.
According to the incident report, Johnson’s wife immediately called 911 and her husband still had a pulse when local authorities arrived. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
The couple’s children were home at the time of the incident, according to police. Cops said Johnson was not known to have had any mental illnesses.
Johnson appeared in the hit popular Netflix series Tiger King, which recently premiered its second season
His death occurred just days after Tiger King personality Erik Cowie was found dead as a result of excessive alcohol use.
Officials with the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner told TMZ that the reality star, who was found dead on September 3 in a friend’s Brooklyn apartment, died as the result of acute and chronic alcohol use, in a natural manner.
Cowie had been found face down by authorities, TMZ reported, and a vodka bottle was found nearby.