By the Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. State Department has confirmed that American comedian Kevin Barnett has died in the Mexican border city of Tijuana.

The department did not give any cause of death and declined to make any further comment out of respect for the family.

In this Aug. 2, 2018 file photo, co-creator/executive producer/writer Kevin Barnett participates in the “Rel” panel during the Fox Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The U.S. State Department has confirmed that the American comedian has died in the Mexican border city of Tijuana. The department did not give any cause of death and declined to make any further comment out of respect for the family. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

On Sunday, Barnett posted an Instagram photo of himself standing on a street in Mexico wearing a poncho he said bought to keep warm.

The entertainment news site E! News reported Barnett died of a hemorrhage due to pancreatitis.

Barnett starred in the Fox sitcom “Rel.”