Obituary of Don Lewis

Don Lewis

Don Lewis (born on April 30, 1938) was a Businessperson who was best known for being the founder of “Big cat rescue”, a zoo in Florida. He is also famous because of his suspicious death. He may have died on August 19, 2002 and his death was allegedly because he was fed to a tiger. There is some controversy over whether Mr. Lewis is dead since his wife claims that he simply ran off to Costa Rica. He was 64 years old when he disappeared.

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Don Lewis Biography Wiki:

    • Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Lewis, Don
    • Common Name: Don Lewis
    • Birth Name: Jack Donald Lewis
    • Gender: Male
    • Birthplace: Dade City, Florida, U.S.
    • Birth Date: April 30, 1938
    • Age: 64 (at death)
    • Category/Genre: Businessperson

    • Religion: Christian
    • Nationality: American
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Gladys Cross (married 1955-divorced 1990)
      • Carole Baskin (née Carole Stairs Jones, married 1991-2002, his death)
    • Father:
    • Mother:
    • Siblings:
    • Children:
      • Gale Rathbone (daughter)
      • Lynda Sanchez (daughter)
      • Donna Pettis (daughter)

Death Notice:

  • Date: August 19, 2002
  • Place: Unknown, Costa Rica
  • Cause of Death: Unknown (Possibly murder)

Quotable Quotes:

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."

"To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic."

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last."

Is he dead or alive? According to our unconfirmed records, Mr. Lewis has passed away.

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Last Updated: 2020-11-02 08:33:03
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