‘Tiger King’s’ Jeff Johnson Dead by Suicide, Shot & Killed Himself

Another person featured in “Tiger King” has died – only this time by suicide … one that happened right in front of a family member, police say.

Former reptile dealer Jeff Johnson – who made a brief appearance on episode 4 of the 2020 ‘TK’ documentaries to speak Carole Baskin – shot himself in September and killed himself in the immediate presence of his wife … according to Oklahoma City police.

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According to the incident report received from TMZ, Johnson was arguing with his spouse in their garage on Sept. 8 – while their kids were also at home – and at one point the man brought a Glock-style pistol to his head … and pulled the trigger.

Johnson’s wife called 911 about attempting suicide and when officers arrived they said he still had a pulse and had been hospitalized. Unfortunately, Johnson was pronounced dead on arrival.

The police note Johnson’s wife said her husband had neither suffered from mental illness nor previously attempted suicide – so it is unclear why he did so.

Like I said, Jeff’s time on Tiger King was short-lived … but unforgettable as he explained the beef in between Joe Exotic and Carole. Interestingly, Jeff and Joe are also said to be former friends who became enemies. Story goes … Jeff and Joe have been cool in the past – as they both worked in the exotic animal world – but had an argument at one point Jeff Lowe came into the picture. At that point Jeff hit her early and often … and vice versa.

There is a report that Jeff’s house was actually burned down during this feud – but it’s unclear whether his beef is in any way connected to Joe and JL.

Jeff what 58.


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