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    Ned Vizzini, Beloved Author, Dead At Age 32

    Ned Vizzini, the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story, Be More Chill, and many others, has died.

    Ned Vizzini was the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story, Be More Chill, and many others. He also wrote for television, and had some wonderful pieces in The New York Times. You can learn more about his writing here.

    Last night, Shawn Ryan, the creator of The Shield and co-creater of Last Resort, the show Ned Vizzini had previously written for, tweeted this:

    Devastated to report that Last Resort (and many other things) writer @ned_vizzini has passed away. He had a way of making me smile.

    Shawn Ryan

    @ShawnRyanTV

    Devastated to report that Last Resort (and many other things) writer @ned_vizzini has passed away. He had a way of making me smile.

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    Soon fans and friends alike began sharing their sorrow, as well as the joy Ned and his work brought into their lives:

    Ned Vizzini was a talented and generous writer and person. Huge love to his family. So much respect, and sadness.

    Melissa Walker

    @melissacwalker

    Ned Vizzini was a talented and generous writer and person. Huge love to his family. So much respect, and sadness.

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    Absolutely heartbroken to hear Ned Vizzini has passed a way. The first writer I ever became friendly with, he will stay with me.

    kelly p. bergin

    @kellybergin

    Absolutely heartbroken to hear Ned Vizzini has passed a way. The first writer I ever became friendly with, he will stay with me.

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    Ned vizzini is the honest reason that i'm still alive. It's kind of a funny story was more than just a book for me it opened my eyes+

    ♡ Alyssa ♡

    @heart_lyssxoxo

    Ned vizzini is the honest reason that i'm still alive. It's kind of a funny story was more than just a book for me it opened my eyes+

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    Oh, God, no. Ned Vizzini, rest in peace. You helped so many people deal with depression. We'll miss you.

    Michael Schaub

    @michaelschaub

    Oh, God, no. Ned Vizzini, rest in peace. You helped so many people deal with depression. We'll miss you.

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    "Rock on, be strong." -@ned_vizzini Best advice anyone has ever given me. He wrote it on the wall of Hicklebee's.

    Pam van Jingle Bells

    @BookaliciousPam

    "Rock on, be strong." -@ned_vizzini Best advice anyone has ever given me. He wrote it on the wall of Hicklebee's.

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    In fact, one need only search "Ned Vizzini" on Twitter to watch the remembrances, condolences, and praise roll in.

    Some were hesitant to believe the news, but earlier this afternoon The LA Times confirmed the loss:

    Writer Ned Vizzini died Thursday at age 32 in New York, the city's medical examiner has confirmed. Vizzini committed suicide.

    Our own Alanna Okun was herself affected by Ned Vizzini's work, and she shares it with us here:

    I didn't know Ned Vizzini, but when we hear of one of our own's deaths we immediately think the worst. And far too often we are right. It's the holiday season, people. Be good to one another.

    "Things to do today:
    1) Breathe in.
    2) Breathe out."
    ― Ned Vizzini,
    It's Kind of a Funny Story