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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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