“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” Writer Ned Vizzini Dead at 32
Ned Vizzini, the man behind the Zach Galifianakis-starring “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” has died.
According to ABC News, the 32-year-old author took his own life on Thursday, leaping off the roof of his parents’ Brooklyn home.
His brother confirmed the news to the Associated Press, while the medical examiner’s office ruled the death a suicide on Friday.
Vizzini is best known for “Funny Story,” which was adapted from his semi-autobiographical novel of the same name.
The story followed a teen who checks himself into a mental hospital. Keir Gilchrist (“United States of Tara”) played the central character in the film version, along with Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Viola Davis, Zoe Kravitz and Aasif Mandvi.
His other credits include “Be More Chill,” “The Other Normals” and this year’s “House of Secrets,” which he co-wrote with “Home Alone” director Chris Columbus.
Aside from his successful novels, he also wrote for ABC’s drama series “Last Resort” and MTV’s “Teen Wolf.”
Vizzini is survived by his wife and a son. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.