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Ned Vizzini has died at 32. The author of "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and a writer on TV shows like "Teen Wolf," "Last Resort" and J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Believe," committed suicide in New York on Thursday (Dec. 19).

The writer's brother, Daniel Vizzini, confirmed the death followed a fall off their parents' apartment building in Brooklyn, and the city's medical examiner concluded that Vizzini had died from injuries consistent with a fall (as reported by ABC News). Vizzini's family said that the young man had struggled with depression and mental illness throughout much of his life.

Although a resident of Los Angeles over the past few years, Vizzini grew up in New York City. His struggle with depression in the midst of early success (he wrote a column for the New York Times as a teen) eventually provided much of the material in Vizzini's first novel, "It's Kind of a Funny Story. »

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