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TV Writer, Stand-Up Comedian, And Star Of Netflix Animation Series ‘Big Mouth,’ Jak Knight, Dead At 28



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'Bust Down' actor, Jak Knight dead at 28. Image Source: Netflix

Some terrible news has been released to the world! On July 14, Jak Knight died at the age of 28. He was a TV writer, stand-up comic, and actor.

People obtained a report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner stating that Knight was found bleeding from a gunshot wound on a dam in Los Angeles, California. As a result of the investigation, suicide has been determined as the cause of death.

Upon learning of his passing, comedians, fans, and actors took to Twitter to express their sorrow and to remember him.

“My heart goes out to his family, by blood and by comedy, and everyone who loved Jak,” wrote “Big Mouth” co-creator Andrew Goldberg. “There were a lot of us, and we miss him already.”

Overview of Jak Knight’s Career

Often, individuals begin at the bottom and work their way up to reach their desired level of success in life. LieGuys was Jak’s first acting role in 2014. He played an iPhone cameraman in the film.

Besides performing live stand-ups, he opened for several well-known comedians, including Dave Chappelle and Eric Andre.

Furthermore, he has appeared in several popular series, such as the animated Netflix sitcom Big Mouth, where he voiced the character DeVon and the television series Black-ish.


Netflix animated sitcom, ‘Big Mouth.’ Image Source: Netflix

Furthermore, in March 2022, he appeared in the Peacock comedy series Bust Down. He shared the lead role with Chris Redd, Sam Jay, and Langston Kerman.


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Important Message

During this challenging time, the FMHipHop family extends its condolences to the Knight family. Moreover, the importance of mental health cannot be overstated! The most upsetting thing is when a person is suffering so much that they contemplate committing suicide. Also, ensure that a person experiencing mental health issues is not made to feel guilty. In addition, if someone requires assistance, they should seek it as soon as possible before things worsen.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, don’t hesitate to contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text “988” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741, or go to

Written by Nikiya Biggs


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