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Ned Vizzini, Author Of Teenage Novels, Dies At The Age Of 32 From Suicide

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ned vizzini author of teenage novels dies at the age of 32

This is heartbreaking!

32-year-old writer Ned Vizzini died this past Thursday on December 19th at the age of 32 in Brooklyn, New York.

According to his father, the author took his own life. His brother told reporters that he jumped off the roof of the building where his parents lived.

Mr. Vizzini had written a number of YA novels that have dealt with depression, social anxiety, and thoughts of suicide.

One of his most successful books was It’s Kind of a Funny Story which dealt with a high school student whose demanding parents and the pressures of school help propel him into a psychiatric hospital. The story was based on the author's own life after he began having suicidal thoughts while struggling to write a novel.

The book ended up being a huge success and was made into a feature film. Mr. Vizzini also began speaking with young people across the country about how writing can help ease depression.

Mr. Vizzini also had writing credits on the television shows Teen Wolf, Last Resort, and Believe.

Mr. Vizzini is survived by many members of his family including his wife Sabra and his son Felix. The YA novel had tweeted an adorable picture of his son only a month before his demise.

Here's what he wrote:

Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. He will be truly missed.

RIP Mr. Vizzini.

[Image via Twitter.]

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7 comments to “Ned Vizzini, Author Of Teenage Novels, Dies At The Age Of 32 From Suicide”

  1. Elizabeth says – reply to this


    1

    That is so sad. I feel terrible about that. A dear friend of mine recently committed suicide. I, his other friends and his family will always love him and miss him. Not a day goes by that I do not think of him. :(
    RIP, Ned. Your friends and family are in my thoughts and prayers.



  2. 2

    Egoistical bastard.

  3. Rudy says – reply to this


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    It's just heart breaking to see how damn selfish people can be to leave an innocent child without a parent. I've been dealing with depression for years and I've had suicidal thoughts but I could never do this to my child.



  4. 4

    be incredibly careful putting down things like this.. using words like selfish or egotistical make the problem worse. Be incredibly careful. You have no idea what you are talking about.. not even the tiniest inkling

  5. Guest says – reply to this


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    Re: overthere

    You don't know Ned to say those things. He was no egotistical at all. He was extremely sick. There is a very, very big difference. If you were lucky enough to have know him, you would have been extremely blessed. He was kind, not judgmental, extremely smart and filled with so much love. All of these traits he had and exhibited on a regular basis, though you were not even capable of representing any of them in your post.



  6. 6

    Another USA mental health treatment FAILURE; I bet all his Psycho-Wackos are living like Kings & Queens off the money they got for "TREATING" him over the years.
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    He didn't commit suicide BEFORE TREATMENT, he committed suicide AFTER TREATMENT.

  7. tmomof4 says – reply to this


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    This doesn't really bode well for helping our teens deal with their stuff. YA writers have become so important to our teens. I wish Ned's family peace, but I really wish he could have made a better choice. Our fragile society is full of copy cats and people with misguided morals. I hope his death is not in vain and others can gain strength from what he has gone through.