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“Parks and Recreation” Executive Producer, Harris Wittels, Dies

"Parks and Recreation" Executive Producer, Harris Wittels, Dies

Harris Wittels, a popular writer and comedian who could be seen on shows like Parks and Recreation and Eastbound and Down, died of a suspected drug overdose on Thursday at age 30.

Wittels, who had a small recurring role on Parks and Recreation, was considered one of the brightest young minds in the comedy world.

For the last several years, he had co-produced Parks and Recreation, while adding his unique form of story telling and writing to countless programs and podcasts.

Throughout his career, Wittels was open about his drug addiction, often making light of it on stage.

Parks and Recreation airs its series finale this Tuesday.

 

 

 

by Douglas Barclay

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