Report: Comedian Jak Knight’s Death Ruled Suicide

performs onstage at Room 415 Comedy Club during Colossal Clusterfest at Civic Center Plaza and The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on June 3, 2017 in San Francisco, California.
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The death of popular standup comedian Jak Knight has been ruled a suicide, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.

An autopsy report obtained by People magazine claims that the comedian used a handgun to take his own life last week.

The body of the 28-year-old writer and actor was discovered on an embankment in Los Angeles on July 14.

Knight wrote for several shows, including the Netflix comedy, Big Mouth, and ABC’s Black-ish. He also co-created, executive produced, and starred in the new Peacock series, Bust Down, which debuted in March.

The comedian first came to prominence with his standup comedy and performed as an opening act for stars including Dave Chappelle, Aziz Ansari, Joel McHale, and Eric Andre. His standup success led him to a Netflix special, The Comedy Lineup series.

In a statement, the comedian’s family wrote, “Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy please be respected during this extremely difficult time,” according to PageSix.

“Jak Knight was a hysterical and honest comedian. We will miss him tremendously,” Comedy Central tweeted Friday.

Tributes and laments filled social media upon the news:

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston, or Truth Social @WarnerToddHuston

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