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Celebrity mixologist Darryl Robinson passes

Cyril Josh Barker | 2/20/2014, 12:51 p.m.
Darryl Robinson

Reports indicate that celebrity mixologist and Cooking Channel star Darryl Robinson was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Feb. 5. He was 50.

Robinson’s body was discovered by police shortly after 12:30 a.m. Law enforcement officials said there was no sign of forced entry or trauma.

In 2010, Robinson was the host of the series “Drink Up,” which outlined the history of cocktails. He gained prominence while working as a bartender at the Hudson Hotel in Manhattan.

“Darryl had great love for his family and friends; he was a kind and giving spirit who extended and shared himself with everyone who crossed his path,” Robinson’s family said in a statement. “Though Darryl will most notably be remembered for his work both behind the scenes and in front of the cameras, he will always be remembered by us as a generous soul who remained humble and unselfish till his final days.”

In a statement, the Cooking Channel also shared condolences.

“Upon learning of this morning’s sad news, our thoughts go out to Darryl’s family and friends,” the network said.

A private memorial service will be held for Robinson on Friday, Feb. 21 at Lawrence H. Woodward Funeral Home. A repast will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Bedford Hall in Brooklyn.

On Robinson’s behalf, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in the memory of his mother, Eutine Fort Robinson, to Mothers Against Drunk Driving and/or the American Cancer Society.