Tiger King Reptile Dealer Jeff Johnson Dead By Suicide At 58

Jeff Johnson Dead

Jeff Johnson, who is also known as the famous reptile dealer that was featured in “Tiger King”, has passed away at the age of 58 by suicide.

The police confirmed Jeff Johnson death earlier today, which happened in front of a family member.

Jeff made an appearance in episode 4 of Tiger King, which can be streamed on Netflix. 

The Oklahoma City Police Department said that Johnson passed away on September 8, 2021, by suicide after an argument with his wife in their home’s garage.

Johnson was in front of his wife when he committed suicide, which the police said happened by shooting himself. 

The report that was released by the police states that Johnson’s wife called 911 right after Jeff committed suicide inside their home’s garage.

When the police arrived at the scene, he had a pulse, however, he was pronounced DUA (dead upon arrival) at a local hospital. 

The police said that the children of the couple were also home when the incident happened.

The police are yet to release a statement that would confirm or deny if Johnson had any mental illnesses prior to their death. 

Who Is Jeff Johnson In Tiger King? Everything You Need To Know About The Reptile Dealer

Jeff Johnson got his fame as the Tiger King Reptile Dealer. He passed away at the age of 58 on September 8, 2021. His death was confirmed by TMZ on November 23, 2021. 

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Full Name Jeff Johnson 
Date of Birth 1962 (exact date of birth not known) 
Age 58 years old at the time of his death 
Net Worth  $500,000 to $1 million USD

Who Is Jeff Johnson’s Wife?

Jeff Johnson committed suicide in front of his wife, whose name was not shared with the public. His kids were also inside the house when he shot himself. Besides that information, there is not much known about his family. 

How Rich Was Jeff Johnson?

Before passing away, it is believed that he had a net worth of around $500,000 to $1 million USD. 

Why Is Jeff Johnson Famous?

Jeff Johnson is best known for his role in Tiger King as the reptile dealer. He appeared in the first season of Tiger King at episode 4. In the episode, Jeff spoke about Carole Baskin, who is an animal rights activist. He also talked about the feud between Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic.