Darryl Robinson Dead; Cooking Channel Star Was 50

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Darryl Robinson, host of the Cooking Channel's Drink Up program, was found dead in his New York City apartment yesterday. He was just 50 years old.

Per NY1 and the New York Post, police responded to a friend's concerned call about Robinson and found no immediate signs of forced entry or trauma.

There were no drugs or drug paraphernalia found in the apartment, police said, and the investigation into the death of the mixologist is still ongoing.

A medical examiner will determine Darryl Robinson's cause of death. No foul play is expected at this time. The Cooking Channel released a statement:

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

His show, Drink Up, aired in 2010 and can still be seen in repeats. Besides Drink Up, he made appearances on Access Hollywood, The Wendy Williams Show and Today.

Our condolences to those close to Robinson, another star gone too soon.

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