Tiger Kings Jeff Johnson dies in front of his wife age 58

Tiger King star Jeff Johnson has died aged 58, according to reports.

The former reptile dealer made a brief appearance in the first series of the Netflix documentary series, where he spoke about the infamous feud between Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin.

Jeff is thought to have passed away in September, although news of his death has only just been made public, according to TMZ.

Jeff was rushed to hospital after his wife “called 911 for attempted suicide", according to the publication,

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When officers arrived, Jeff allegedly “still had a pulse”, however was “pronounced dead upon arrival”.

Former reptile dealer Jeff appeared in episode four of the first series of Tiger King, where he gave an insight into the feud between Joe and Carole.

“Carole’s lawyers are vicious and they go after anybody involved,” he told the camera. “So everybody that had been involved all got dragged into court.”

The second series of Tiger King was released on Netflix earlier this month, however failed to match the hype of the first series, withsome critics labelling the sequel “trashy” and “pointless”.

Joe – who is serving out a 22-year prison sentence after being convicted of a plot to have a hitman kill his critic and arch nemesis Carole – does appear in the show, but his interviews take place via Zoom call.

Carole also appears in the second series, alongside some familiar faces such as Jeff Lowe, Tim Stark, Allen Glover and James Garretson.

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