Marque ‘Tate’ Lynche, Former ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ Star, Dead at 34

Lynche appeared on the variety show alongside Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling

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Marque “Tate” Lynche, a former “All New Mickey Mouse Club” star has died, according to the New York Police Department. He was 34.

Lynche appeared on the Disney variety show alongside future superstars Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling.

His roommate found him at their New York City apartment on Sunday afternoon and he was pronounced dead at 4 p.m. ET, the NYPD told TheWrap Monday. Police are investigating, but are waiting for the medical examiner to determine a cause of death.

Lynche was a Mousketeer from 1993 to 1995. He went on to compete on Fox’s “American Idol” and was one of the 32 finalists on Season 3, which Fantasia Barrino went on to win.

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, as Marque Syl Lynche, he also appeared off Broadway in “The Lion King” as Simba in 2000 and joined the cast of  “Fame on 42nd Street” in 2004.

Marque later took a break from the TV and musical industry to heal from the loss of his mother and focus his sights on the recording industry by working with a record label to release his own album.

Lynche is pictured below with his former “Mickey Mouse Club” co-stars.