Kevin Barnett, a writer and comedian, has died while vacationing in Mexico, reports Deadline. He was just 32.
His cause of death is unknown, and the story is developing.
In an Instagram post from two days ago, he wrote, “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.”
Barnett was a co-creator and executive producer of FOX’s “Rel,” starring Lil Rel Howery.
In a statement, 20th TV and Fox Entertainment told Deadline, “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,”
Barnett was also connected to various TV projects, including “The Carmichael Show,” “Friends of the People” and “Unhitched.” He also co-wrote two Farrelly brothers movies, “Hall Pass” and “The Heartbreak Kid.”