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Kevin Barnett’s Cause Of Death Revealed

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Kevin Barnett’s Cause Of Death Revealed

Kevin Barnett’s Cause Of Death Revealed

Comedian and co-creator of Fox’s hit show “Rel” sadly passed away earlier this week. At the time, it was said that Barnett suddenly died while on vacation in Mexico but the cause of death was currently unknown.

According to new reports, Barnett died as result of complications from pancreatitis, authorities said Thursday.

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“The corresponding autopsy was carried out, which determined that the cause of death was: Non Traumatic Hemorrhage, caused by pancreatitis,” the Chief of the Forensic Medical Service told E! News in a statement. The statement continued: “At the moment his body is still in facilities of the Forensic Medical Service of Tijuana, waiting to be delivered to his family members who are performing the legal proceedings.”

Authorities with the U.S. Department of State previously confirmed to the outlet that the New York City native died in Tijuana Tuesday. He was just 32-years-old.

Barnetts’s close friends and co-stars have been left heartbroken after learning about his sudden death.

“Rel” executive producer  Mike Scully said, “Kevin Barnett was a great standup, but I knew him as a smart, funny, talented TV writer and just a really sweet guy who made the insanity of the late nights more fun.”

“Our hearts are broken, as are those of everyone at REL, at the news of Kevin Barnett’s passing,” Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment told E! News in a statement on Tuesday. “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.”

A celebration of life is being held in Barnett’s honor at The Bell House in Brooklyn on Friday, Jan. 25.

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