On Wednesday, we reported the tragic news that comedian and writer Kevin Barnett had passed away. The 32-year-old died while on vacation in Mexico, reported E! Online.
At the time of his death, it was unclear what caused his untimely passing. Now, reports say his death was the result of a "Non-Traumatic Hemorrhage, caused by pancreatitis."
According to the Chief of the Forensic Medical Service, "The corresponding autopsy was carried out, which determined that the cause of death was: Non-Traumatic Hemorrhage, caused by pancreatitis. 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."
Earlier in the week, the U.S. Department of State official also released a statement:
"We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen, Kevin Barnett, in Tijuana on Jan. 22. We offer our sincerest condolences to his family on their loss, and we stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance. Out of respect to the family during this difficult time, we have no further comment."
Prior to his passing, Barnett posted a photo of himself on the street in Mexico and captioned it, "In mexico. Bought myself a sweater. Been accused of appropriation several times. In my head I just gave a lady some money so I ain't cold. Either way. Swag heavy. Mixtape comin."
Barnett wrote and contributed to a number of television shows and movies, including Broad City, The Carmichael Show and The Heartbreak Kid. Barnett's most recent show Rel premiered just a few months ago in September and stars Get Out actor and comedian Lil Rel Howery and Sinbad.
Many comedians took to social media to express their sorrow over his passing after the news broke.
Please join us in praying for Barnett's loved ones after his unexpected passing. It is surely a shock to everyone who knew and loved him.