Kevin Barnett death cause: complications due to pancreatitis.
Earlier this week, it was revealed the comedian and writer had died while on holiday in Tijuana, Mexico — though at the time, the cause of death was unknown.
At the time, authorities told outlets, “We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen, Kevin Barnett, in Tijuana on Jan. 22. We offer our sincerest condolences to his family on their loss, and we stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance. Out of respect to the family during this difficult time, we have no further comment.”
Following an autopsy, more details about Barnett’s passing have come to light.
“The corresponding autopsy was carried out, which determined that the cause of death was: Non Traumatic Hemorrhage, caused by pancreatitis,” authorities said in a statement to E! News on Thursday. “At the moment his body is still in facilities of the Forensic Medical Service of Tijuana, waiting to be delivered to his family members who are performing the legal proceedings.”
In Barnett’s last Instagram post two days ago, he spoke optimistically about the future.
“In mexico. Bought myself a sweater… Swag heavy. Mixtape comin,” he captioned a photo. Soon after, the comments were filled with condolences.