Jak Knight, a great comedian and writer, died at the age of 28

Knight died on Thursday in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comedian's cause of death has not been disclosed.

Knight's family requests privacy during this difficult time, a spokesman said.

Knight's career was taking off as his most recent Peacock production, "Bust Down," aired in March. The sitcom was co-created, executive produced, and starred in by Knight.

He has contributed to blockbuster shows such as Netflix's "Big Mouth" and ABC's "Black-ish."

Following the devastating news of his demise, his peers expressed their sympathies.

On Friday, Comedy Central took to Twitter and remarked, "Jak Knight was a hilarious and sincere comedian. We will miss him terribly."

"We are heartbroken by the passing of Jak Knight," said Peacock's "Bust Down" and Universal Television in a joint statement to the Hollywood Reporter.

In a tribute tweet, comedian Eddie Della Siepe labelled Knight a "phenom." "An fantastic skill and, more importantly, a wonderful person," he continued.

Knight thanked Dave Chappelle for encouraging his career in comedy in a 2018 interview with Respect. "Those are the only reasons I do what I do," he stated at the time.

During the same interview, Knight talked about writing and voicing DeVon in the successful show "Big Mouth."