Ned Vizzini Dies: It's Kind of a Funny Story Author Commits Suicide

Celebrity News Dec. 20, 2013 AT 4:40PM
Author Ned Vizzini Young adult author Ned Vizzini has committed suicide at the age of 32, the Los Angeles Times confirms; Vizzini wrote It's Kind of a Funny Story, which was later adapted into a 2010 film starring Zach Galifianakis Credit: PR NEWSWIRE/Newscom

Author Ned Vizzini, best known for his 2006 book It's Kind of a Funny Story, has committed suicide at the age of 32, the Los Angeles Times confirms. The young adult writer died in New York on Thursday, Dec. 19.

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Vizzini's semi-autobiography depicted a high school student who attempts suicide and is then admitted into a mental hospital. The popular novel was later adapted into a 2010 movie starring Zach Galifianakis and Keir Gilchrist. It also featured Lauren Graham and Emma Roberts.

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The young scribe also published Teen Angst? Naah (2000), Be More Chill (2004), and The Other Normals (2012). He more recently worked with film director Chris Columbus on the House of Secrets book series. In television, he wrote scripts for ABC's now-canceled Last Resort, MTV's Teen Wolf and was working alongside J.J. Abrams in the upcoming NBC series Believe at the time of his death.

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Vizzini is survived by his wife and the couple's son.

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