“Dr. Mixologist,” 50, Found Dead Inside Apartment

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By Barry Burch Jr.

A man responsible for exposing television viewers to a new variety of drinking options through way of his show on the Cooking Channel was found dead inside of his Brooklyn apartment.  Darryl Robinson, 50, was the host of the show “Drink Up” and also a famed mixologist, as reported by The Huffington Post.

According to authorities, the former Cooking Channel host was discovered in his apartment on Wednesday (Feb. 5), unconscious and unresponsive.  More specifically, he was found inside of his bedroom on the second floor of his home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.  It was a friend who called police.  He began to feel fearful for Robinson’s safety after several attempts to get in touch with him proved unsuccessful.

There has not been a cause of death reported as of yet.  There were no immediate signs of trauma or any drug paraphernalia found on the scene as reported by the New York Post.

According to a statement released by “Entertainment Tonight,” a representative from the Cooking Channel offered, “At learning of the sad news, our thoughts go out to Darryl’s family & friends.”

Robinson’s assistant, Monique Love, was the first to confirm his death.  She did so via Facebook.

“I’m so sad about Darryl’s passing,” said Love.  “He was an AMAZING person who touched so many lives.  I will keep you posted on the details regarding his memorial service.  I know Darryl is looking down on us all with a huge smile on his face, knowing how loved he was.  We will all miss him.”

The late television show host, who was also popularly referred to as “Dr. Mixologist,” made his move to New York following his graduation from college, according to his biography posted on the Cooking Channel.

Robinson was asked to join the Hudson Bar at the Hudson Hotel in 2005.  The show, “Drink Up” premiered just five years later, and its repeats still continue to air.  According to The Huffington Post, Robinson has also made appearances on shows like “Access Hollywood” and “The Wendy Williams Show.”

Barry is a student of life.  Other than writing, he enjoys mathematics and philosophy.  Reach him @ Barryburchjr@gmail.com 

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