Comedian Kevin Barnett died from non traumatic hemorrhage cause by pancreatitis, according to a cause of death statement sent to E! News.
The body of the 32-year-old Barnett — a stand-up comic, TV writer and the co-creator of Fox sitcom “Rel” — was received early Tuesday morning from Tijuana, Mexico’s main drag, Avenida Revolución, the chief of the forensic medical service told E!
“The corresponding autopsy was carried out, which determined that the cause of death was: Non Traumatic Hemorrhage, caused by pancreatitis,” a statement to E! News reads. “At the moment his body is still in facilities of the Forensic Medical Service of Tijuana, waiting to be delivered to his family members who are performing the legal proceedings.”
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“It is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of Kevin Barnett,” Last Podcast Network, which hosts Barnett’s “The Roundtable of Gentlemen” show, wrote in a statement posted on its website Tuesday. “The joy he brought to our lives is the greatest gift we have ever received. Remind your friends you love them because you never know when you’ll see them again. We love you KB.”
Barnett was previously a series regular on MTV2’s “Guy Code,” a writer for Comedy Central’s “Broad City,” Fox’s “Unhitched,” Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show” and the animated comedy “Lucas Bros Moving Co.” (Fox/FX).
Comedy Central wrote on its Twitter account: “Kevin Barnett was an incredible comedian and writer, contributing to Broad City, the stand-up community and beyond. He’ll be greatly missed.”
“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,” Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company said in a statement to TheWrap.