Parks and Recreation finale to pay tribute to Harris Wittels in special show

The writer, comedian and producer died suddenly last week

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The Parks and Recreation finale is set to pay tribute to writer and comedian Harris Wittels tonight.

The writer and comedian, who served as a producer on the show, died suddenly at the age of 30 at home on 19 February.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the hour-long series finale will end with a “We Love You, Harris” message from the cast and crew of the show.

Writer and comedian Harris Wittels

Wittels had worked on Parks and Recreation since series one, working as a writer and occasional guest star playing Harris, the Animal Control guy.

He served as co-producer and later became co-executive producer of the seven series comedy show.

In a tribute on Friday, Witell’s close friend and co-star Aziz Ansari wrote: “Bye Harris. I miss you and I’m glad I got to enjoy your genuinely amazing and original presence. I wish I got to know you even more.

“I hope people reading this realize what an incredibly unique man you were, and what a brutal loss it is for those who knew you and also for those who never had the pleasure.”

Parks and Recreation airs tonight in the US on NBC.