Former Mouseketeer Marque 'Tate' Lynche Found Dead At 34

He performed with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling on "The Mickey Mouse Club."

Marque "Tate" Lynche, a former Disney Mouseketeer and "American Idol" contestant, was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday, Dec. 6, according to TMZ. Lynche was 34.

Lynche appeared on Season 3 of "American Idol" and starred in Broadway's "Lion King" in 2000. He performed alongside the likes of Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling during his 1993-1995 stint with Disney's "Mickey Mouse Club."

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"There was no note, no pills," said police in a conversation with the New York Daily News, after deeming the death suspicious. "We're waiting on the medical examiner."

Former Micky Mouse Club castmates have posted about Lynche's sudden death on Instagram:

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