Marque "Tate" Lynche

Marque "Tate" Lynche, former member of "The All New Mickey Mouse Club," has died, according to CNN. He was 34.

Lynche's body was found by his roommate on Sunday, according to the NYPD. The death is under investigation.

Born in St. Petersburg, FL, Lynche was part of the "All New Mickey Mouse Club" cast that included future music and movie stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling. He was a Mousketeer from 1993 to 1995.


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After leaving the show Lynche appeared on Broadway as Simba in "The Lion King" and off-Broadway as Tyrone in "Fame." He also competed on the third season of "American Idol," but did not make it into the final round of 12 contestants.

"Today, we mourn and acknowledge the loss of the first from our Mouseketeer clan," wrote former Mickey Mouse Club co-star Rhonda Bennett on Instagram, "so much love is being sent out to his family, friends and those who cared for and loved him."

Lynche is survived by his family, including his brother, "American Idol" finalist, Michael Lynche.

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