New Details About Kevin Barnett, The Comedian Who Was Found Dead At 32

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How Did Kevin Barnett Die? Details Comedian Found Dead Cause Of Death

Up-and-coming comedian and screenwriter Kevin Barnett was found dead at the age of 32. 

While his cause of death has not yet been released, Barnett was last known to be enjoying a vacation in Mexico. His last post on social media was on Jan. 18, only three days before he died. Barnett was set to perform at the Impractical Jokers Cruise on Feb. 6. 


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Barnett created the Fox show "Rel." Fox Entertainment released a statement Wednesday morning about his death. 

"Our hearts are broken, as are those of everyone at 'Rel,' at the news of Kevin Barnett's passing. He was an incredibly funny, wildly talented man who had so much more to do and so many more stories to tell. We send our thoughts and prayers to his friends and family during this difficult time."

His agency, United Talent Agency also confirmed his death in a tweet.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and client Kevin Barnett. He was an incredible talent and a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We will miss him," the tweet says.


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The news of his passing was initially revealed by The Stand Comedy Club on social media at 11:13 a.m. on Jan.22. Since the news broke multiple comedians and friends have tweeted their condolences and love for the comedian including Yannis Pappas, Brooks Wheelan, Adam Newman, Henry Zebrowski, Sam Morril, and Kat Timpf, among others.  

Barnett was among one of the many participants of the podcast “Roud Table of Gentlemen” which weekly discusses “in illuminating detail the events of our time." The Last Podcast network hosted the Round Table of Gentlemen podcast released a statement via social media about Barnett’s passing and included a message of love for “KB."

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Barnett also wrote for the TV show “Broad City” and worked on MTV2’s “Guy Code,” Comedy Central's “Adam Devine’s House Party” and HBO's “Funny as Hell," according to Heavy. He was also currently working on a movie that starred David Spade.

A Florida State University Alumn, Barnett was raised in South Florida before moving to New York to follow his dream in comedy.

On July 19, Barnett posted to his Instagram a screenshot of a Tweet advertising his stand up routine at a comedy club in North Carolina. He said to watch him “potentially reach full mental collapse” at the show and that “every day is a nightmare." Throughout his biographies, there was no information available about his mental state however friends continuously tweeted that the actor was nothing but “friendly” and “nice." 


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Natalia Jaramillo is a writer covering pop culture, crime, and horoscopes living in Florida. She also enjoys running and playing with her bichon frise when not writing or studying.