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Popular young adult author Vizzini, 32, dies in NY

December 20, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this May 17, 2006, file photo, author Ned Vizzini poses for a photo in New York’s Central Park. Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide. He was 32. Vizzini jumped off the roof of his parents’ home in Brooklyn on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, said his brother, Daniel Vizzini. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide. He was 32.

Vizzini jumped off the roof of his parents’ home in Brooklyn on Thursday, said his brother, Daniel Vizzini. New York City’s medical examiner’s office confirmed Friday that Vizzini took his own life and had sustained blunt impact injuries consistent with a fall. Daniel Vizzini said his brother had battled mental illness for much of his life and had “taken a turn for the worse” in recent weeks.

Ned Vizzini’s autobiographical novel “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” was adapted into a feature film of the same name. A resident of Los Angeles in recent years, he was a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction and spoke around the country about mental health and the Login to read more

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