Joe Exotic’s father has died of complications from COVID-19, according to the “Tiger King” star and reports.
The imprisoned Netflix star — whose lawyers plan a last-minute push for a presidential pardon Wednesday — announced the news in a tweet Tuesday saying that “2021 already is showing the evil side.”
“I just learned my Dad has passed away now also,” he said of Francis Schreibvogel, who TMZ said had succumbed to the virus.
“So hard being here knowing I am innocent and now I have lost both parents during this hell,” tweeted the star, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage.
He has previously claimed that his mother, Shirley Schreibvogel, may have been murdered when she died at age 85 in Sept. 2019, The Sun has said.
“R.I.P. Dad, tell Mom hello, at least you are not alone anymore. I love you both,” wrote the man serving a 22-year sentence for attempting to kill zookeeper rival Carole Baskin by hiring