Darryl Robinson (Cooking Channel)

E Online — Darryl Robinson, host of Cooking Channel’s Drink Up program, was found dead in his New York City apartment Wednesday.

The mixologist, who was an expert at concocting specialty cocktails, was 50 years old. PerNY1 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 is still ongoing. A medical examiner will determine Robinson’s cause of death. No foul play is expected at this time.

The Cooking Channel released a statement: “Upon learning of this morning’s sad news, our thoughts go out to Darryl’s family & friends.” His show, Drink Up, aired on the channel in 2010 and repeats still in reruns.

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