'Rel' star Lil Rel Howery is struggling after the recent death of his co-creator, Kevin Barnett last week.

During the Sundance Film Festival, which comedian Lil Rel attended to promote his new movie, 'Brittany Runs A Marathon' he opened up about the tragedy.

“It’s tough still going back to work…it’s just weird,” he told Essence.

“It’s still weird saying ‘was'... It’s a group of us and we’re all hurting. We’re all a real tight-knit group.

“You’d see Kevin at the Fox studios at night and then go to the most hole-in-the-wall comedy spot to support young comics. Let’s praise some of these young people. That’s what we’re all trying to do but, he did.”

Barnett suffering a non-traumatic hemorrhage, caused by pancreatitis. He was just 32 at the time of his death.