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Popular young adult author Ned Vizzini dies at 32
Ned Vizzini, author of popular young adult novel 'It's Kind of a Funny Story,' dies at 32
By HILLEL ITALIE
Associated Press
2013-12-21 06:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ned Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has killed himself.

His brother, Daniel Vizzini, says Ned Vizzini killed himself Thursday. New York City's medical examiner's office confirmed that Friday.

The author, whose autobiographical novel "It's Kind of a Funny Story" was adapted into a feature film of the same name, was 32.

Published in 2006, the book tells of a student who ends up in a mental hospital.

In recent years, Vizzini was collaborating with filmmaker Chris Columbus on a series of young adult novels. He also was working on the NBC series "Believe," a project co-created by J.J. Abrams.

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