“Parks and Recreation” writer, actor confirmed dead at 30-years-old

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NEW YORK (NBC News) – Authorities say a writer and executive producer of a popular television show was found dead inside his home on Thursday.

Harris Wittels, who was a writer and executive producer for “Parks and Recreation,” was pronounced dead on Thursday.

Wittels, who also made special appearances on “Parks and Recreation,” also wrote for “Eastbound and Down” and “The Sarah Silverman Program.”

According to NBC News, Wittels spoke publicly about his drug use and struggle to stay sober.

Police say they found drug paraphernalia inside his home, but it is not known if it played a role in his death.

A toxicology report will take up to eight weeks.

He was 30-years-old.

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