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Joe Exotic Writes Letter Telling Fans He Might 'Be Dead In Two Or Three Months'

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Joe Exotic Writes Letter Telling Fans He Might 'Be Dead In Two Or Three Months'

Joe Exotic says he fears he may be 'dead in two to three months' and that prison life is 'hell'.

The reality star, real name Joe Maldonado-Passage, has written a letter to his 'supporters, family, loved ones' claiming to experience tough conditions at Fort Worth, Texas, where he is serving 22 years for two counts of murder for hire and 17 of animal abuse.

In the emotionally charged note, the 57-year-old claims all but one of his medications have been stopped and he is drastically losing weight.

In the letter, which was obtained by TMZ, Joe says: "I'm loosing weight, sores wont heal, I'll be dead in 2-3 months, it's like I have been sent to death row, they stopped all of my medication expect one, this place is hell on earth [sic]."

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Fort Worth declined to comment on individual prisoners when approached by LADbible.

Joe Exotic claims he may be dead in 'two to three months'. Credit: PA
Joe Exotic claims he may be dead in 'two to three months'. Credit: PA

The former wildlife keeper also called on President Donald Trump to 'look into' his case and pardon him.

He said: "The pandemic is over and now I ask you to ask President Trump to keep his word and look into making the wrong a right and grant me a miracle."

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Joe also revealed that he no longer hears from his husband Dillon and 'doesn't know if they're married or not'.

Joe was the former owner of G. W. Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, however, he lost control of it to former business partner Jeff Lowe, who then lost it to Joe's arch nemesis Carole Baskin.

Ruling on a 2016 lawsuit between Big Cat Rescue Corp. and Shirley Schreibvogel, the mother of Exotic (real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage), Baskin won control of the zoo.

The reality star is currently serving a 22-year sentence at Fort Worth Prison. Credit: PA
The reality star is currently serving a 22-year sentence at Fort Worth Prison. Credit: PA
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Judge Scott Palk ordered Jeff Lowe to vacate the GW Exotic Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, and hand over control to Baskin's sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue.

Baskin was awarded the property after Judge Palk ruled it was fraudulently transferred by Exotic to his mother to avoid paying her a settlement in a trademark infringement lawsuit.

The ruling states that Lowe must vacate the land within 120 days and remove all of the animals too.

It reads: "It is further ordered, to effectuate the equitable relief awarded in this case, that GWDG (Greater Wynnewood Development Group): (1) shall vacate the premises of the Zoo Land within 120 days of the date of service of this Order on GWDG, which vacation of premises shall also require removal of all zoo animals from the Zoo Land."

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