- Wittels produced, wrote and occasionally appeared in episodes of the show
- Police say they believe he may have died from an overdose
- "He was my baby," comedian Sarah Silverman says on Twitter
Los Angeles (CNN)Harris Wittels, a comedian and executive producer of the NBC show "Parks and Recreation," has died of a possible overdose, police said Thursday. He was 30.
You should know that Harris was brilliant beyond compare. That his imagination was without limit. That he loved comedy more than anything.— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 20, 2015
Don't know what to say. Harris Wittels was a fantastic writer I had the pleasure to work with at Parks and Rec. So so sad. RIP Harris.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 20, 2015
Such heartbreaking news about Harris Wittels. A really funny guy.— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) February 20, 2015
CNN's Artemis Moshtaghian reported from Los Angeles, and Jethro Mullen reported and wrote from Hong Kong. CNN's AnneClaire Stapleton, Tim Hume, Saeed Ahmed and Henry Hanks contributed to this report.