Comedian Kevin Barnett, who helped create the Fox sitcom Rel, has died. He was 32.
“Our hearts are broken, as are those of everyone at Rel, at the news of Kevin Barnett’s passing,” Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company said in a statement. “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.”
The details surrounding Barnett’s death are unknown. Two days ago, he posted a picture on social media from Mexico, where he was vacationing.
Together with Lil Rey Howery and Josh Rabinowitz, Barnett created the sitcom Rel, which revolves around a Chicago nurse whose life is turned upside down when he discovers his wife is having an affair with his own barber. It launched in the fall on Fox.
Before Rel, Barnett also wrote for Comedy Central’s Broad City and NBC’s The Carmichael Show.