Parks and Recreation star Harris Wittels has died aged 30.
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.”
Tributes to the 30-year-old have already flooded in on social media.
You should know that Harris was brilliant beyond compare. That his imagination was without limit. That he loved comedy more than anything.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 20, 2015
Goddammit. Addiction takes another. Goodbye Harris Wittels, you were so funny and so sweet. It's a pleasure to have known you. #ParksandRec
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) February 20, 2015
So sad to hear of the death of Harris Wittels.
— michael sheen (@michaelsheen) February 20, 2015
Harris Wittels rip. He was a beloved son of the comedy world
— matt walsh (@mrmattwalsh) February 20, 2015
Harris Wittels was a brilliant writer and comedian. You never know what people are going through. Let's take care of each other when we can.
— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) February 20, 2015
So sad to hear of the passing of Harris Wittels. Such a talent. Such a loss.#HarrisWittels
— Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) February 20, 2015
Don't know what to say. Harris Wittels was a fantastic writer I had the pleasure to work with at Parks and Rec. So so sad. RIP Harris.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 20, 2015
Such heartbreaking news about Harris Wittels. A really funny guy.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) February 20, 2015
RIP and thank you, Harris Wittels.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) February 20, 2015