US Comedian Kevin Barnett dies aged 32

Comedian Kevin Barnett has passed away at the age of 32.

Barnett was known for his stand-up routines and was a writer and executive producer on Fox's Rel and had also written for Broad City.

Word of his passing swept through the comedy community on Tuesday afternoon.

Comedy Central tweeted: "Kevin Barnett was an incredible comedian. He'll be greatly missed."

David Alan Grier tweeted: "Too young, just too, too young."

And Chelsea Peretti tweeted: "I am so sad."

The cause of Barnett's death has not been released.

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