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The "Parks And Rec" Series Finale Ended With A Tribute To Harris Wittels

The show's executive producer and writer died of a possible overdose less than a week ago.

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The Feb. 24 series finale of Parks and Recreation offered many flash-forwards, showing the fates of our Pawnee favorites. But the episode ended very much in the present, with a message for writer and executive producer Harris Wittels, who died Thursday.

Wittels, 30, was found on his couch by his assistant in his home near Los Feliz, California, on Thursday. An official cause of death is yet to be determined by the Los Angeles County coroner, but it's rumored that Wittels, who openly struggled with addiction, may have died of an overdose.

Many of Parks and Rec's cast and crew had tweeted in honor of Wittels in the days since his passing.

Don't know what to say. Harris Wittels was a fantastic writer I had the pleasure to work with at Parks and Rec. So so sad. RIP Harris.

billy eichner@billyeichnerFollow

Don't know what to say. Harris Wittels was a fantastic writer I had the pleasure to work with at Parks and Rec. So so sad. RIP Harris.

8:48 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Our show ends its run tomorrow, and I wish Harris were here to see it. Parks and Rec would not have been Parks and Rec without him.

Ken Tremendous@KenTremendousFollow

Our show ends its run tomorrow, and I wish Harris were here to see it. Parks and Rec would not have been Parks and Rec without him.

9:47 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I loved Harris very much. Help me honor the memory of a sweet and funny person by donating to his alma mater, here: http://t.co/Y3QXwsgGY5

Ken Tremendous@KenTremendousFollow

I loved Harris very much. Help me honor the memory of a sweet and funny person by donating to his alma mater, here: http://t.co/Y3QXwsgGY5

9:47 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

"I love you,Tom.You're my li'l prince.I just want to put you in a little cape & a little hat & just fly you around."

Aisha Muharrar@eeshmuFollow

"I love you,Tom.You're my li'l prince.I just want to put you in a little cape & a little hat & just fly you around."

1:11 PM - 20 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Harris Wittels — funny, talented, and gone too soon. He will be dearly missed. xo

AmyPoehlerSmartGirls@smrtgrlsFollow

Harris Wittels — funny, talented, and gone too soon. He will be dearly missed. xo

10:41 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Aziz Ansari, who played Tom Haverford on the series, wrote a post on Tumblr in memory of Wittels, who he said was someone that can "give you that feeling that you’ve found a real unique, original person."