Thursday, December 10, 2015

Former Mouseketeer Marque 'Tate' Lynche Found Dead At 34

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."
"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: 
Today, we mourn and acknowledge the loss of the first from our Mouseketeer clan. We're not exactly sure what has happened to our brother yet, however, so much love is being sent out to his family, friends and those who cared for and loved him. Bless UP brother Marque...#MarqueTateLynche #Mouseketeer #Mousekefam #RIP
A mouseka-brother passed away this weekend & most of us are finding out today. I'm in shock. I immediately went to my album & pulled out his sweet headshot: "Jennifer, I'm gonna miss you a lot. See ya next season. Tate"...Marque Tate Lynch, our "Tater Tot", you have always been loved! I know you're at peace, & I WILL see you next season💜Prayers are going out to his family & our Disney family