‘black-ish’ Writer Jak Knight Passes Away At The Age Of 28 By Suicide

Writer, actor, and comedian Jak Knight has passed away at the age of 28, and the medical examiner has ruled his death a suicide. 

According to reports, Knight’s body was found in an embankment in Los Angeles. It was confirmed that he died from a gunshot wound.

On behalf of Knight’s family, a close friend released a statement, “Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy please be respected during this extremely difficult time.” He was best known for co-creating and starring in the Peacock comedy series “Bust Down” with Langston Kerman, Sam Jay, and Chris Redd.

Knight was also the voice of middle school DeVon in the Netflix animated series “Big Mouth”, where he also worked as a writer for five seasons. 

Aside from being a writer, Jak Knight found much success as a stand-up comedian. He starred in the 2018 Netflix special “The Comedy Lineup.” 

An outpouring of love was sent not only to Knight but also to his family and loved ones. We will keep his family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.