He was a moderately successful literary agent out of New York who came from England. Every time Crowley has left his vessel briefly, his vessel appeared lifeless and motionless. After Rowena cast a spell on Castiel, he stabbed him repeatedly with an angel blade after Crowley had vacated him to avoid Castiel's attack. This would indicate the vessel's death if it had not been the case by that point. After ensuring his demons had secured the vessel, Crowley later returned to it.