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Tiger King’s Jeff Johnson committed suicide at 58

Jeff Johnson, the former reptile merchant featured in King tiger, died by suicide on Sept. 8, according to a report filed by the Oklahoma City Police Department.

By a copy of the report obtained by E! News, Johnson’s wife told police they had an argument in the garage of their Oklahoma City home and committed suicide in front of her. She then called the police. When emergency services arrived at the scene, the report continued, Johnson still had a pulse and was taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. He was 58 years old. The medical examiner also called Johnson’s mode of death suicide.

Johnson made a cameo appearance in season one, episode four of King tiger, during which he spoke and Carole baskinthe lawsuit against Exotic Joe. According to The hollywood reporter, Exotic was ordered to pay Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue nearly $ 1 million in 2013 to resolve a trademark infringement lawsuit.

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