Cooking Channel’s “Drink Up” host found dead

Darryl Robinson, the mixologist and host of Cooking Channel's Drink Up series, has passed away, according to reports.
February 6, 2014

Darryl Robinson, the mixologist and host of Cooking Channel’s Drink Up series, has passed away, according to reports.

The 50-year-old, who was known as Dr. Mixologist, was found dead in his New York City apartment on Wednesday (February 5).

A Cooking Channel spokesperson released the statement: “At learning of the sad news, our thoughts go out to Darryl’s family and friends.”

His show, Drink Up, debuted on the network in 2010 and continued to air in repeats.

According to his Cooking Channel bio, Robinson was inspired to make cocktails from an early age. He moved to New York City to work as an actor. Once there, he created cocktails at Hudson Bar and consulted with bar and restaurants.

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