Harris Wittels Found Dead

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Co-executive producer of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” Harris Wittels found dead at his Los Angeles home on Thursday. The 30-year-old was found by his assistant at around 12 p.m. The cause of his death is not yet determined.

Harris Wittels Dead

Harris Wittels found dead at his Los Angeles home on Thursday.

Police believe that Harris Wittels may have died from a possible overdose. He had spoken about his battle with drug addiction in the past, and had been to rehab twice. Coroners office will be conducting an autopsy.

Harris Wittels produced, wrote and occasionally appeared in episodes of “Parks and Recreation,” a comedy following the exploits of a parks department employee on her one-woman mission to put her small Indiana town on the map. The show, starring Amy Poehler, is in its seventh and final season. The series finale airs next week.

He was also a comic force on Twitter, where he is widely credited with coining the popular term “humblebrag”. Under the Twitter handle @humblebrag, he retweeted celebrity posts that exemplified the term, which means bragging under a veneer of false modesty. In 2012, Harris Wittel turned the word into a book, “Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty”.

Fellow comedians paid tribute to him on social media, and one of them is Ms. Silverman she wrote, “You should know that Harris was brilliant beyond compare, that his imagination was without limit. That he loved comedy more than anything”.

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