Joe Exotic’s father dies from Covid as Tiger King star’s lawyers push for presidential pardon so he can attend funeral

JOE Exotic's father has died of Covid-19 as his lawyers push for a presidential pardon allowing him to attend the funeral.

The jailed reality star, 57, is "desperate" to attend the burial of his dad Francis Schreibvogel which takes place in Oklahoma on Saturday, TMZ reports.

His legal team – led by investigator Eric Love – will reportedly fly to Washington DC for a "high level" meeting today to discuss a presidential pardon.

If the pardon request is rejected, the team will ask for a day pass granting Joe temporary release.

Real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, the star is serving a 22-year sentence for plotting to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin, 59.

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