‘Tiger King’ personality Erik Cowie died of ‘chronic alcohol use’

The cause of death for Erik Cowie, Joe Exotic's former zookeeper featured in Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, is "acute and chronic alcohol use," according to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Cowie, 52, was found unconscious and then pronounced dead at a Brooklyn apartment on Sept. 3.