Harris Wittels dead: Parks and Recreation producer and ‘humblebrag’ writer dies aged 30

Harris-wittelsParks and Recreation producer Harris Wittels has died aged 30 after a possible drugs overdose.

He was found dead at his home in Los Angeles at around noon on Thursday. Police said the death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose but the Los Angeles County coroner’s office will determine the exact cause.

Wittels worked as a writer and executive producer on Parks and Recreation and also made occasional acting appearances on the US television comedy show.

His death came only days before the finale of the seventh series,due to be its last, starring Amy Poehler.

Wittels had talked about his struggles with drug abuse in a podcast last autumn, saying he first tried illegal substances when he was 12 but that recreational usage intensified after a break-up.

He revealed that he attended a rehabilitation clinic for heroin addiction and also used prescription drugs to keep his stress during busy work periods under control. Read more…


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