Former ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ star Marque ‘Tate’ Lynche dead at 34

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NEW YORK – Marque “Tate” Lynche, who starred alongside pop icons such as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake as a member of the “All New Mickey Mouse Club,” has died. He was 34.

The Wrap reports that Lynche was found in his apartment by his roommate on Sunday afternoon. He was pronounced dead shortly after.

Lynche was a Mousketeer from 1993 to 1995 and was also a contestant on “American Idol.” He was one of the 32 finalists on the show’s third season.

According to The Wrap, Lynche was originally from St. Petersburg, Fla., and had also appeared as Simba on off-Broadway performances of “The Lion King.”

A cause of death has not been determined and police are still investigating, according to reports.