Producer of ‘Parks and Recreation’ dies of drug overdose at 30

30-year-old Harris Wittels died of a possible drug overdose on Thursday, February 19 in Los Angeles.

Harris Wittels, the writer and co-producer of popular NBC sitcom, “Parks and Recreation” is dead.

30-year-old Wittels died of a possible drug overdose on Thursday, February 19 in Los Angeles.

He was found lifeless on a couch by his assistant at about 12pm with drug paraphernalia nearby, police sources say.

He was a co-executive producer and writer with occasional acting appearances on the hit show and his death comes just a few days before the series finale of the seven-season comedy.

Wittels also popularized the term "humblebrag" with his Twitter account of the same name, which eventually became the book "Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty."

He was also a stand-up comedian and the night before he was found dead, he performed at The Meltdown comedy theater in Los Angeles.

Wittels had been very open about his battle with addiction and had checked himself into rehab twice.

His death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose but the Los Angeles County coroner's office will determine the exact cause.

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