Hollywood, Comedy Stars Remember Harris Wittels: ‘Heartbreaking,’ ‘Genuinely Funny’

“Parks and Rec” Co-EP, who died of apparent drug overdose Thursday, is mourned by Seth Meyers, Billy Eichner, Kevin Nealon

Last Updated: February 20, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

In light of reports that writer-producer Harris Wittels overdosed on Thursday, Hollywood stars and heavyweight comedians have taken to social media to mourn the 30-year-old.

“Such heartbreaking news about Harris Wittels. A really funny guy,” wrote “Late Night” host Seth Meyers and former head writer for “Saturday Night Live.”

Wittels, a co-executive producer on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” was reportedly discovered around noon by an assistant.

Sarah Silverman showed a rare serious side, tweeting her remorse: “He was my baby. I just keep thinking of Superman flying backwards around the earth. I wish I could do that. I’m so mad at you Harris.”

Wittels met Silverman in 2007 and became a writer on her show, “The Sarah Silverman Program,” until 2010. He went on to co-star in her NBC pilot “Susan 313,” but it was not picked up.

“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,” wrote Billy Eichner.

Kevin Nealon, another SNL alum, wrote, “So sad to hear of the passing of Harris Wittels. Such a talent. Such a loss.”

Below are several heartfelt tweets remembering and mourning Wittels: