Parks and Recreation’s Harris Wittels dies aged 30

Writer, executive producer and star of the NBC comedy has been found dead in Los Angeles

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Parks and Recreation star Harris Wittels has died aged 30. 

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Wittels, who wrote, executive produced and starred in the hit NBC comedy, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles yesterday, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Wittels was also a stand-up comedian, a drummer for the band Don’t Stop or We’ll Die and a writer for The Sarah Silverman Program and Suits. 

He coined the term ‘humblebrag’, publishing Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty in 2012. 

Parks and Rec star Amy Poehler remembered her colleague at Variety’s unite4humanity event last night, saying: “Today, I lost a friend. I lost a dear, young friend in my life who was struggling with addiction.”

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Tributes to the 30-year-old have already flooded in on social media.