Kevin Barnett, the co-creator of Fox’s comedy series “Rel,” has died suddenly, according to Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment. The writer and stand-up comedian was 32.
The entertainment company said in a statement: “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’s rep, United Talent Agency, wrote on Twitter that it was “deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and client Kevin Barnett. He was an incredible talent and a wonderful person.”
The cause of death had yet to be reported as of Wednesday. Most recently, Barnett posted a photo of himself in Mexico earlier in the week on Instagram.