Comedian Jak Knight’s cause of death at 28 has been ruled suicide
The death of comedian and actor Jak Knight has been ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner, according to reports.
An autopsy report obtained by People revealed the 28-year-old star was found Thursday on an embankment in Los Angeles. He died of a gunshot wound.
Knight’s family confirmed the news of his death on Friday.
« Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy be respected during this extremely difficult time, » the statement read.
Knight was best known for co-creating and starring in the Peacock comedy series « Bust Down » alongside Chris Redd, Langston Kerman and Sam Jay.
He also starred in the hit Netflix animated series “Big Mouth” where he played middle school student DeVon. Knight also served as a writer on the show for five seasons.
The defining achievement of Knight’s career was in the world of stand-up. He toured around the world and became a well-known comedian in Europe. In 2018, Knight was invited to star in the Netflix special titled « The Comedy Lineup ».
Tributes poured in after the sad news of his death, with ‘Big Mouth’ tweeting, « A heartbreaking loss to the Big Mouth family. Writer and voice actor for beloved character Devon. Tremendous talent. Rest in peace Jak Knight .
Comedy Central called Knight a « hysterical, honest comic » in a tribute.
“Jak Knight was a hysterical, honest comedian. He will be sorely missed,” the network said. tweeted Friday.
Comedian Tim Dillon paid tribute to Twitter« We recorded Netflix specials together years ago. He was an incredibly funny original voice in comedy and a great guy who will be sorely missed.
Actor Kumail Nanjiani tweeted« Rest In Peace Jak Knight. Hilarious comedian and a great guy. I can’t believe it.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free, confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.