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'Parks & Rec' Exec Producer Harris Wittels Found Dead Of Possible Overdose

Harris Wittels (Photo via Facebook)
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Harris Wittels, an executive producer for the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, was found dead in his home today, possibly the result of a drug overdose.

Wittels, 30, was pronounced dead at 1 p.m., TMZ reports. Drug paraphernalia was allegedly found in his home.

A talented comedian, Wittels was a writer and producer who had also worked on Eastbound and Down, The Sarah Silverman Program and Secret Girlfriend. He also started the popular Twitter account @humblebrag, and had a podcast called Analyze Phish.

Wittels had publicly discussed opiate addiction and rehab, including on an episode of the You Made It Weird podcast. Last night he performed at the Meltdown in Hollywood, and TMZ reports that "During his set he talked being clean and sober... and said he was in a good place."

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The last episode of Park and Recreation will air next week after after seven seasons.