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It's Kind of a Funny Story (movie)

Writer Ned Vizzini has died at 32

Writer Ned Vizzini has died at 32

Writer Ned Vizzini died Thursday at age 32 in New York, the city's medical examiner has confirmed. Vizzini committed suicide. Vizzini was a successful young adult author who had found a place in Hollywood. He published his first book, "It's Kind of a Funny Story," in 2006. The semi-autobiographical story about an ambitious high school student whose suicide attempt lands him in a mental hospital was made into the 2010 film featuring Zach Galifianakis. By that time, Vizzini had moved to Los Angeles from New York. He published three other books -- the science-fiction-inflected novel "Be More Chill," the essay collection "Teen Angst? Naah," and...