All New Mickey Mouse Club
"American Idol" television talent show contestant, Marque "Tate" Lynche, was found dead by a roommate yesterday. The cause of death has not yet been determined. Lynche was a cast member of the 1990s television show the "All New Mickey Mouse Club" that also starred then teens Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.
Lynche is one of many "American Idol" contestants who have died young. Other "American Idol" contestants have died young, such as Joanne Borgella (cancer), Michael Johns (cardiomyopathy), Alexis Cohen (hit and run), Natasha Bellott (car accident), Anthony Riley (suicide), Paula Goodspeed whom the show's producers had pretend on MySpace to be Jamaican, but was not (committed suicide), Josh Gracin (threatened suicide online). Other "American Idol" contestants saw their families plagued by tragedy. The family of contestant Jennifer Hudson was brutally murdered in Chicago, Illinois. The brother of contestant Savion Wright was killed in a mysterious incident where his eyes, teeth, tongue and left ear were gruesomely ripped from his body in Jasper, Texas .