It's Kind of a Funny Story, Ned Vizzini inset
Ned Vizzini, who penned the popular young adult novel It's Kind of a Funny Story and wrote shows such as Teen Wolf, died Thursday in New York, Variety reports. He was 32.
The New York City medical examiner said he had committed suicide.
A New York native, Vizzini began writing for publications including the New York Times and the New Yorker while he was still a teenager. His 2006 book, It's Kind of a Funny Story, was a semi-autobiographical tale about a high school student who ends up in a mental hospital after attempting suicide and became a 2010 movie starring Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts.
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Vizzini wrote several other young adult novels, including Be More Chill and The Other Normals, as well as the middle school-grade series House of Secrets, which he co-wrote with director Chris Columbus (Home Alone).
He wrote for Teen Wolf, Last Resort and most recently, the upcoming J.J. Abrams series Believe, which premieres on NBC in March.
Vizzini is survived by his wife, Sabra, and a son.