‘Parks and Recreation’ writer-producer Harris Wittels dies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” has been found dead of a possible drug overdose at his Los Angeles home. He was 30.

Police Officer Rosario Herrera says Wittels’ assistant found him at his home in the Los Feliz area around noon Thursday, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

Wittels was a co-executive producer and writer on “Parks and Recreation,” and he also had a few acting appearances on the show. He performed stand-up comedy and also wrote for TV shows including “The Sarah Silverman Program” and “Eastbound & Down.”