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'Tiger King' star Joe Exotic's father dies

'Tiger King' star Joe Exotic takes to Twitter to announce father's death
Posted at 1:52 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 15:07:46-05

TULSA, Okla. — A former Oklahoma wildlife park owner turned Netflix star, Joe Exotic announced his father's death on Twitter.

Joe Exotic previously owned the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Okla. He's serving a prison sentence in a murder for hire plot. His story is featured in the popular Netflix series "Tiger King."

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In a tweet, Exotic, aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage, said, "2021 already is showing the evil side. I just learned my Dad has passed away now also."

Exotic expressed how hard he prayed for God to watch over his father, ending his message with, "R.I.P. Dad, tell Mom hello, at least you are not alone anymore. I love you both."

Exotic also previously ran for governor of Oklahoma.

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