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An autopsy will be performed this weekend on the body of a 30-year-old man, a co-executive producer on the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” who was found dead of a possible drug overdose at his Los Feliz home, authorities said.

Harris Wittels was found at his home in the 2200 block of North Hobart Boulevard by his assistant at around noon Thursday, said Officer Jane Kim of the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Media Relations Section. He was pronounced dead at the scene, she said.

Wittels apparently died of a drug overdose, but the cause of death will have to be determined by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, Kim said. That final determination may be delayed for several months, as it takes an average of eight to 12 weeks for toxicological test results to be returned, according to the coroner’s office.

The autopsy will be performed Saturday.

Wittels was a co-executive producer on “Parks and Recreation” and produced and wrote for “The Sarah Silverman Program,” which ran on Comedy Central from 2007-10.

“You should know that Harris was brilliant beyond compare,” Silverman wrote on Twitter. “That his imagination was without limit. That he loved comedy more than anything. That his heart was big and he FELT hard. That he was someone who would reach out to tell you he was thinking of you for no particular reason.”

—City News

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