Big Mouth Star Jak Knight Dies Aged 28
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Big Mouth star Jak Knight has died aged 28, his family have confirmed.
The stand-up comedian, actor and writer died in Los Angeles on Thursday (14 July), his family confirmed through an agency rep.
"Knight's loved ones ask that their privacy please be respected during this extremely difficult time," the rep told The Hollywood Reporter.
The rep told the publication that additional details, including cause of death, are not being released at this time.
Knight played DeVon in Netflix hit comedy Big Mouth, while also serving as a writer and producer.
Most recently, he co-created and starred in Peacock series Bust Down, and as a comic he toured the world, with his half-hour Netflix special airing in 2018 as part of The Comedy Lineup series.
Jak Knight was a hysterical and honest comedian. We will miss him tremendously. pic.twitter.com/F1dQEjT5GV— comedycentral (@ComedyCentral) July 15, 2022
He had also recently wrapped his first film credit on First Time Female Director, the feature directorial debut of Chelsea Peretti.
Tributes to Knight have been flooding in following the news of his passing.
In a joint statement, Peacock and Universal Television - who worked with him on Bust Down - said: "We are devastated by the passing of Jak Knight.
"He was a brilliant comedian, visionary and artist and we were all lucky to experience his greatness.
"Our hearts are with Jak's family, friends and community during this heartbreaking time."
Absolutely devastated about the passing of Jak Knight. First time I ever saw him was when he played Denver Levins on NBA2K17, he’s the reason why I will randomly say “This here mine!” when playing video games. Gone too soon man, so talented pic.twitter.com/YfMSIuztk8— Black Sokka (@TheBlackSokka) July 16, 2022
RIP to Jak Knight, honestly was my fav comedian these days. Unapologetically bold and hilarious❤️— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) July 16, 2022
Jak Knight has so many outrageously funny bits, but personally this one was always one of my favorites. One that I often quoted the most. Rest In Peace Jak pic.twitter.com/5nNSDW01x9— Chris Mejia aka Bach Cinematic Universe is Back (@tophermejia) July 16, 2022
On Twitter, comedian Ashley Ray wrote: "Whenever anyone would ask me who I thought was up next, who was the next Chappelle-level talent, I always said Jak Knight.
"There are just so few comedians who don't wanna hate other people, who just wanna understand other ppl and Jak Knight was one of them."
Actor Kumail Nanjiani said: "Rest In Peace Jak Knight. Hilarious comedian and a great guy. I can't believe it."
A fan added: "This life don't make sense.
"An incomparable comic of our generation, the way he so artfully & vividly recreated our experiences."
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