Big Mouth star Jak Knight dies aged 28

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Jak Knight has died at the age of 28.
The comedian - who was best known for voicing the role of DeVon in the Netflix animated series 'Big Mouth' - was found dead at home in LA on Thursday (14.06.22), his family confirmed to Deadline.
Without providing a cause of death, a representative for the family said: "Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy please be respected during this extremely difficult time."
Comedy Central rushed to pay tribute to the tragic star, who most recently co-created and starred alongside Chris Redd, Sam Jay, and Langston Kerman in the Peacock series 'Bust Down' and had also written scripts for hit sitcom 'Black-ish.'
The network tweeted: "Jak Knight was a hysterical and honest comedian. We will miss him tremendously."
Jak started his career in comedy by performing at the Hollywood Improv standup club and the venue was also quick to tweet their condolences as they remembered the "special young performer."
They tweeted: "Several years ago a young Jak Knight began coming into our open mics it was clear from the beginning he was special. Jak was a tremendous writer and performer, years ahead of his age. He had a lot more to say and we're heartbroken we won't get to hear it. We love you forever Jak."
Just days prior to his death, Jak had taken to Instagram to promote what became his final project, a production called 'Please Show HimSome Respect So HeTake His A** Home Peacefully', which was created through Brain Dead Studios and released on July 9.

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