Young Adult Author Ned Vizzini Commits Suicide

Ned Vizzini

Ned Vizzini, the YA author who wrote openly and often in a humorous manner about his struggles with depression has died at 32 after taking his own life.

His brother Daniel has confirmed that he passed yesterday (December 19) after jumping off the roof of his parents Brooklyn home.

You may know Vizzini from his novel It’s Kind of a Funny Story which was also adapted into a feature film, or with his co-written book alongside filmmaker Chris Columbus entitled House of Secrets. It was set to be the first in a trilogy.

Also a television writer, Vizzini penned two episodes of the paranormal teen drama Teen Wolf and was working with J.J. Abrams on the show “Believe.”

He is survived by his wife and son.

(via People)

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