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Ned Vizzini, 'Teen Wolf' Writer dead


"Teen Wolf" writer Ned Vizzini 32,
died on Thursday (December 19).
He committed suicide, as
confirmed by the Los Angeles
Times.In addition to penning
scripts for MTV's "Teen Wolf,"
Vizzini was also a popular young
adult author, having published his
standout book, "It's Kind of a
Funny Story," in 2006. The novel
— with was partly
autobiographical — was about a
teen who attempts suicide and
ends up in a mental hospital. It
was turned into a movie starring
Zach Galifianakis in 2010.Vizzini
was a voice for the younger set
before publishing a full novel,
however, writing essays for the
likes of the New York Times
Magazine as a teen.Over the
course of his career, Vizzini
penned several books — "Be More
Chill," "Teen Angst? Naah," "The
Other Normals" — and was co-
writing a series with director
Chris Columbus, the first book of
which, "House of Secrets," came
out this year. Vizzini also
contributed to TV shows like "The
Last Resort" and "Believe."MTV
issued a statement in wake of the
news, writing "We are deeply
saddened by this terrible news.
Our thoughts and prayers are
with his family during this
difficult time."Fellow writers and
friends have been taking to
Twitter to honor the life and
memory of the author. YA writer
Libba Bray said , "So sad to hear
the heartbreaking news about
Ned Vizzini. He was a funny,
honest writer who gave a lot to
the NYC community. He'll be
missed," while fans like Kelsey
McKinney expressed her gratitude
for his work: "Ned Vizzini was the
voice I needed as a young
teenager. His characters were as
confused as I was. His death is a
huge loss."Most remembrances
were personal and thankful,
expressing gratitude for the effect
Vizzini's work had on fans' lives.
"Sad to hear about the passing of
one of my favorite authors today,"
tweeted Jacob Paul . "He was a
great author and inspired me to
get help."
Ned Vizzini was the voice I
needed as a young teenager. His
characters were as confused as I
was. His death is a huge loss.
— kelsey mckinney
(@mckinneykelsey) December 20,
2013
@JenMarks1216 yeah. He
committed suicide yesterday....
— Jacob Paul (@Jacob_Paul21)
December 20, 2013 ]]>

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