Writer Ned Vizzini died Thursday at age 32 in New York, the city's medical examiner has confirmed. Vizzini committed suicide.
Vizzini was a successful young adult author who had found a place in Hollywood. He published his first book,
By that time, Vizzini had moved to Los Angeles from New York. He published three other books -- the science-fiction-inflected novel "Be More Chill," the essay collection "Teen Angst? Naah," and 2012's "The Other Normals," an alternative fantasy for teens.
His most recent book project was the middle-grade series that began with 2013's "House of Secrets." Vizzini co-wrote the book with film director
While working on books, Vizzini was also writing for television. He had been working on
Meanwhile, his essays have appeared in The New Yorker and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Vizzini is survived by his wife Sabra and their son.