'Parks and Recreation' Producer Harris Wittels Dies of Possible Drug Overdose, Stars Pay Tribute

The 30-year-old co-executive producer of the NBC show was found Thursday noon by his assistant at his home and there was reportedly drug paraphernalia in the house.

AceShowbiz - "Parks and Recreation" co-executive producer Harris Wittels has died of a possible drug overdose, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman confirms. The writer's body was found on Thursday noon, February 19 by his assistant at his home, and he was pronounced dead at 1 P.M. He was 30 years old.

According to TMZ, Wittels was found lying on his couch and there was drug paraphernalia in the house. The actor/stand-up comedian, who previously also worked as a writer on "The Sarah Silverman Program", had been open about his struggles with drug addiction and had gone to rehab twice.

Stars have taken to Twitter to react to the sad news. Seth Meyers tweeted, "Such heartbreaking news about Harris Wittels. A really funny guy." Actor Kumail Nanjiani simply wrote, "RIP Harris Wittels," and Will Arnett added, "God Damnit. #RIPHarrisWittels."

Billy Eichner also paid tribute to Wittels, tweeting, "Don't know what to say. Harris Wittels was a fantastic writer I had the pleasure to work with at Parks and Rec. So so sad. RIP Harris." Meanwhile, Comedy Central posted on its official Twitter account, "RIP and thank you, Harris Wittels."

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