The death of beloved comedian and popular television writer Jak Knight shocked many fans and supporters when the tragedy was confirmed by his family last week.
On Friday, Knight’s family revealed that their loved one died in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 14, but didn’t disclose any further details at the time, BLACK ENTERPRISE previously reported. To date, more insight into his death has been uncovered.
The ruling came after the 28-year-old was discovered on a Los Angeles embankment Thursday. He died from a gunshot wound.
Since the announcement, the flowing tributes have continued to shed immense light on Knight’s prodigious creativity and how he used it in his commitment to advance the art form. From his 2015, first-ever televised set on The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail, the Bust Down co-creator emerged as a stand-up comic in the writing rooms of Netflix’s Big Mouth and Black-ish.
In light of the sad news, fans have shared various clips of Knight in his element.
A heartbreaking loss for the Big Mouth family. Writer and voice actor for beloved character Devon. An enormous talent. Rest in peace Jak Knight. pic.twitter.com/oA6dR1YfMw
— Big Mouth (@bigmouth) July 17, 2022
— Ross (@lmaooross) July 16, 2022
The code-switching king, DeVon. Rest in peace Jak Knight.pic.twitter.com/UgZ06IpaKD
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) July 18, 2022
Jak Knight has so many outrageously funny bits, but personally this one was always one of my favorites. One that I often quoted the most. Rest In Peace Jak pic.twitter.com/5nNSDW01x9
— Chris Mejia aka Bach Cinematic Universe is Back (@tophermejia) July 16, 2022
Absolutely devastated about the passing of Jak Knight. First time I ever saw him was when he played Denver Levins on NBA2K17, he’s the reason why I will randomly say “This here mine!” when playing video games. Gone too soon man, so talented pic.twitter.com/YfMSIuztk8
— Black Sokka (@TheBlackSokka) July 16, 2022