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Darryl Robinson dead: Celebrity mixologist on 'Cooking Channel' dies at 50

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Darryl Robinson has died at 50. The former celebrity mixologist of the "Cooking Channel" "Drink Up" show was found dead Wednesday in his New York apartment, according to a Feb. 5 CBS Local news report. NYPD is ruling out foul play, but a cause of death has not been determined.

Robinson aka Dr. Mixologist was found unresponsive in his Bedford-Stuyvesant residence by a friend who became alarmed when Darryl couldn't be reached. It's unknown what methods of communications were used.

First responders had to break into his second floor apartment when the landlord tried to gain entry unsuccessfully. There, they found Darryl's lifeless body face-down on his bed. He was fully-clothed and there were no signs of trauma to his body.

Furthermore, there was no evidence of drugs in the apartment, which was in immaculate and seemingly undisturbed, sources say.

After news of Robinson's passing broke, a spokesperson from the Cooking Channel made the following statement:

Upon learning of this morning’s sad news, our thoughts go out to Darryl's family & friends."

Those who knew Darryl described his infectious personality and the positive energy he brought to any room. Moreover, he was described as a person who maintained his body through proper eating and exercise. However, unconfirmed sources say those close to him said he was prone to "black-outs," as the NY Post wrote after his death.

The ex Drink Up host often featured unique and tempting alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages on his website. And days before Darryl Robinson died; he posted his last fabulous creation in celebration of the 2014 Super Bowl.

Last year ahead of Super Bowl 2013, Robinson appeared on "The Couch" and shared tips on creating game-inspired party concoctions for hosts.

Hopefully, Robinson's autopsy will provide a cause of death for his loved ones.


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