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Joe Exotic’s husband accidentally killed himself…

Since we're the world's leading authority on Joe Exotic news and updates, I've received a bunch of emails and social media comments asking when we're going to write about Joe Exotic's husband. Well, here we go...

As I'm sure you heard by now, Travis Maldonado – a husband of Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate Joe Exotic – died of an accidental gunshot wound to the head over the weekend.

Here's a picture of Travis, Joe and their other husband from a Facebook "Wedding Day" album:

The death is bizarre and tragic. According to The Tulsa World, witnesses claim Travis "held a gun to his own head" and then "told others it would not fire" because it was missing the magazine. He then pulled the trigger and, well, we don't really need Paul Harvey to tell the rest of the story.

Joe is handling the news as you would expect. He's turned the ordeal into a well-documented event, making numerous media appearances and posting continuous social media updates. He's even found a way to feud with authorities!

Here's a heartbreaking video that Joe posted before Travis' funeral:

And here's a song that Joe performed for Travis during a recent memorial service:

Well done, Joe.

Anyway, I guess that's all I really have to say about this sad news. There's a time and place for jokes, and this isn't it. Our sincerest condolences go out to Joe Exotic, the friends and family of Travis Maladonado, and all the animals at Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. May Travis rest in peace.

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