'Parks and Recreation' producer Harris Wittels dead at 30

Posted at 8:17 PM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-20 11:16:52-05

Harris Wittels, an executive producer from the popular sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” has died at 30.

He was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon of a possible drug overdose, TMZ reports. He performed at a comedy show in Los Angeles Wednesday night.

"Parks and Recreation" concludes its critically-acclaimed run on Feb. 24. Wittels also worked on Comedy Central's “The Sarah Silverman Program."

He had battled drug addiction in the past, Variety reports.

Watch a clip of Wittels playing the part of an animal control worker:

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk.