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Kevin Barnett cause of death: How did comedian and Rel co-creator die?

Comedian Kevin Barnett passed away at age 32. Pic credit: Kevin Barnett//Vine

Comedian Kevin Barnett has died at age 32 while vacationing in Mexico. Barnett is the co-creator of Fox’s comedy show Rel and appeared on the series. His official cause of death is still unknown or has not been released, however Variety reports that he died of “unknown causes”. 

The young comedian was active on Instagram two days prior to his untimely death. In his last Instagram post, Kevin Barnett told fans that he had bought a sweater while vacationing in Mexico. The photo gives no clue about what caused the talented comedian’s death. 

Tributes have poured in with many praising his incredible talent as a writer and comedian.  

Us Weekly reports that Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson looked disheveled during a stand-up comedy performance, and said that he was he “feeling sad” over Barnett’s death. 

Barnett was a rising comedian based in New York, who had appeared on Friends of the People and has writing credits for MTV’s Guy Code, Broad City, Fox’s Unhitched and The Eric Andre Show. 

Co-creator of Rel, Lil Rel, took to Instagram to pay tribute to Barnett: 

“I was trying to figure out what to say but I can’t I’m truly heartbroken by this and just really hurt as the hours pass,” he wrote in the caption with a photo of Barnett in Mexico and continued, “So gifted and so dope and a true friend!!!! I don’t know what else to say this is crazy to me!!!!” 

He later shared another photo showing the two of them together.

No details have been shared about the circumstances surrounding Kevin Barnett’s death at this point but his passing was certainly unexpected and has shocked his friends, fans and family. We will update when more information is known.


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