Comedian and The Rel co-creator Kevin Barnett passed away “suddenly” at age 32.
Barnett “died suddenly while vacationing in Mexico,” Deadline reported about the shocking tragedy.
His Instagram page showed a post from his trip to Mexico two days before his death was reported.
Barnett lived in New York City and co-created and executive produced Rel, a comedy on Fox/20th Century TV.
Barnett was a series regular on MTV2’s Guy Code and was a writer on Comedy Central’s Broad City. He appeared in Chris Rock’s Top Five.
His last Instagram post showed him on vacation with the caption: “In mexico. Bought myself a sweater. Been accused of appropriation several times. In my head I just gave a lady some money so I ain’t cold. Either way. Swag heavy. Mixtape comin.”
Comedy Central Tweeted: “Kevin Barnett was an incredible comedian and writer, contributing to Broad City, the stand-up community and beyond. He’ll be greatly missed.”
Comedian Kevin Dillion wrote: “Kevin Barnett was one of the most talented and kindest people to ever do this. Its a rare combo in this business but a necessary one because it makes you believe everything isn’t shit. He will be deeply missed. RIP.”
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