04:32 AM EDT 12/16/2014
Originally posted 12/28/2013 05:00PM
Two tragic stories got the attention of PEOPLE.com readers this week – one freshly painful, the other beautiful in its meditation on love and loss.
Originally posted 12/20/2013 03:15PM
Ned Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide.
His brother, Daniel Vizzini, says Ned Vizzini jumped off the roof of his parents' home in Brooklyn on Thursday. New York City's medical examiner's office confirmed Friday that Vizzini took his own life.
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 high school 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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