Young Comedian Kevin Barnett's Cause of Death Revealed
The popular 32-year-old who wrote for 'Broad City' passed away suddenly earlier this week.
Police have confirmed the cause of death of Rel executive producer and comedian Kevin Barnett, after it was reported that the star had died while on a trip to Mexico. Police confirmed his body was found in Avenida Revolución in Tijuana.
"We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen, Kevin Barnett, in Tijuana on Jan. 22," a U.S. Department of State official told E! News in a statement. "We offer our sincerest condolences to his family on their loss, and we stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance. Out of respect to the family during this difficult time, we have no further comment."
"The corresponding autopsy was carried out, which determined that the cause of death was: Non-Traumatic Hemorrhage, caused by pancreatitis," the statement continued.
"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."
Kevin's last post on Instagram on January 19 showed him during his vacation, along with the caption:
"In mexico. Bought myself a sweater," he captioned the post. "Been accused of appropriation several times. In my head I just gave a lady some money so I ain't cold. Either way. Swag heavy. Mixtape comin."
Barnett's passing sparked an outpouring grief from fellow comedians including Chelsea Perretti and Pete Davidson.
"The world lost a great one today," Davidson said via a friend's Instagram story.
"One of our comedy family members Kevin Barnett has tragically passed. I love Kevin. I've known him for nearly 10 years and he's always been the sweetest and funniest. Always had a smile on his face. Was one of the few that treated me like a comic even when I was just 16 years old. He always made me feel part of the group."
He concluded, "Thank you Kevin for being in my life and blessing us with your talents and positive energy. This one really f--ked me up. You will be missed."
Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this time.
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