By Sandra Rose  | 

Bryan Cooke Kier Spates

Bryan Cooke, an assistant to Steve Harvey’s co-host Kier “Junior” Spates,” was found unresponsive in an Atlanta hotel room on Sunday, PEOPLE has confirmed.

According to a police report obtained by PEOPLE, Cooke, pictured left, was found unresponsive after he missed an early morning flight with Spates, right.

Spates asked hotel staff to check on Cooke when he failed to respond to wake up calls.

Hotel staff found Cooke face down on his bed and “cold to the touch.”

The staff member “then turned the guest over and noticed that vomit and blood were coming out of his nose and mouth,” according to the report.

Spates told police that he and Cooke went out the night before but neither man took any drugs.

According to the police report, a bottle of prescription pills were found near Cooke's bed.

Police did not identify the contents of the bottle.

Cooke was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 39. Police do not suspect foul play.

  • justlooking

    God rest his soul.

  • hi-liter

    Prescription drugs killing more people than any illegal substance.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Rest in peace Sir

  • Lorenzo Chaps


  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow, 39. RIP to this man and prayers to his fam, smh.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Wonder what he knew?

  • Blak

    Morbid obesity and addiction to fake foods is killing off the black community in America early

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    waits for Steve Harvey to crocodile cry on the gram in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....

  • Kemi

    RIP young man...what a sacrifice

  • Shawty

    Wow...sorry to read this. All lives matter!

  • Miss Thang

    RIP, sir. I'm curious to know what the pills were.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Can't stand Steve Harvey.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    then turned the guest over and noticed that vomit and blood were coming out of his nose and mouth,” according to the report.
    Wth kind of pills were those?

  • MrsHBC

    He certainly knows how to do it! I just roll my eyes at him & his poor acting skills!

  • hi-liter

    When you popping 10 or 20 pills a day no matter what wouldn't believe how many pills these people take a day when they are addicted.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Sads. RIP brother. 39. Wow

  • Passion

    Especially the counterfeit drugs.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Prayers for his family. I can't fathom burying my babies.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout


  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    +1 even befire he appeared for the photo op in 2016

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    rest in peace .. so sad.

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    Deflee read "Steve Harvey found dead" sheesh

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Ms.Devereaux

    Or the ones ppl lie to get! Everyday you have ppl going to the doctor making up symptoms so they can get a prescription. Not saying this is the case with him. Vomit could be a sign of a heart attack

  • FukkFolks2018

    He already working on the wording. You can bet your bottom dollar on THAT sis

  • Quitedeliteful

    How terrible... seems like pills will take you out!!! Stick with a green brownie folks..

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yep, it's gonna be an unbearable loss for HIM, never mind this man's family, smh

  • Quitedeliteful

    I have a friend whose mom became addicted to pills and eventually started ordering online. She ended up in the hospital and needed an operation. When they cut her open the doctors said she had MOLD around her organs!!! She was in such pain from the pill addictions and its affects on her body that she didn't want to be resuscitated if she went into a coma...

  • Allihave2say

    Oh my!! Mold? Auntie tie may need to do a medical minute on that because you have me shook. Did she have an internal infection? Did the meds cause mold, if so how?

  • Shaylove1975

    H3 died of natural causes.

  • MsPam

    You know they say that death comes in threes?!?????

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Enoughsaid2020

    Prescription drugs are very dangerous. May he rest in peace.

  • Louisville Is4TheBirds

    Enlighten me

  • Lady Elle

    Me either

  • Jussjess25

    Im always suspicious when a black man is found dead and it “looks” like An accident ?. Theres defiantly more to this story

  • kekeb

    Omg this is awful!! Pray for his family. Wow. So young!

  • Dee

    He was not a Steve Harvey employee idiot. Have respect for the man and his family with correct information ?

  • Branch Davidian

    Survey says.....OD!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuup... How in the world do you get mold around your organs?!?

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't really know. I know she got really sick and was as thin as a toothpick -- she used to be damn near three hundred pounds! I don't know what they thought it was that caused her so much pain but when they opened her up the found mold!!! After she couldn't get anymore meds legally she started ordering from the internet so who knows what she was swallowing...

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Trace da Ace

    damn....RIP....folks need to stay away from pills and shit....only smoke weed...that is the cure all.... #facts

  • Allihave2say

    My goodness. Just like they said Prince had counterfeit medicine even though we saw the video of his assistant getting prescriptions from Walgreens. As humans we do too much.

  • Sheila

    Me either