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Comedian Kevin Barnett Dies: ‘Rel’ Co-Creator Was 32

Barnett, a rising comic in New York City, recently co-created and executive produced with fellow comedians Lil Rel Howery and Josh Rabinowitz the freshman Fox/20th TV comedy series Rel starring Howery.

“Our hearts are broken, as are those of everyone at Rel, at the news of Kevin Barnett’s passing. He was an incredibly funny, wildly talented man who had so much more to do and so many more stories to tell. We send our thoughts and prayers to his friends and family during this difficult time,” 20th TV and Fox Entertainment said in a statement.

With Robinowitz, Barnett previously wrote a comedy project for NBC as a starring vehicle for the duo, who previously served as executive producers, head writers, and cast members of TruTV’s sketch series Friends of the People. The two also worked together as writers/consulting producers on the NBC/20th TV comedy series The Carmichael Show.

With writing partner Chris Pappas, Barnett wrote the 2016 Netflix feature comedy The Do-Over starring Adam Sandler and David Spade, and the duo have several other film scripts in various stages.

Barnett previously was a series regular on MTV2’s Guy Code, a writer for Comedy Central’s Broad City, Fox’s Unhitched, The Eric Andre Show Show (Adult Swim) and the animated Lucas Bros Moving Co. (Fox). He also co-wrote the 2011 feature Hail Pass and made appearances on Adam Devine’s House Party as well as in Funny As Hell (HBO) and Top Five (written and directed by Chris Rock).

Barnett also starred in the viral hit Homo Thugs and appeared in the indie How to Follow Strangers and Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me. Additionally, he co-hosted the podcast The Roundtable of Gentlemen.
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:32 AM
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Comedian Kevin Barnett’s cause of death was revealed on Thursday, January 24, following an autopsy.

The Chief of the Forensic Medical Service told E! News that the 32-year-old writer died from complications from pancreatitis.

“The corresponding autopsy was carried out, which determined that the cause of death was: Non Traumatic Hemorrhage, caused by pancreatitis,” the statement reads. ”At the moment his body is still in facilities of the Forensic Medical Service of Tijuana, waiting to be delivered to his family members who are performing the legal proceedings.”

News broke on Tuesday, January 22, that Barnett died during a trip to Mexico. The United Talent Agency confirmed his passing in a statement via Twitter.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and client Kevin Barnett,” the talent agency tweeted on Tuesday. “He was an incredible talent and a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We will miss him.”

Barnett co-created and wrote for the Fox series Rel. His other writing credits included episodes of The Carmichael Show and Broad City and the screenplays for the 2007 film The Heartbreak and the 2016 movie The Do-Over.

Multiple stars reacted to the news of Barnett’s death, including fellow comedian Pete Davidson, who revealed he was “a bit sad” over his friend’s passing at his a stand-up comedy show at Caroline’s on Broadway in New York City on Tuesday.

“I’m in a weird mood,” he said during his set. “My head hurts. How long have I been up here? Sorry, my brain is mush.”
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