Former 'Mickey Mouse Club' Star Marque 'Tate' Lynche Died of Chronic Alcoholism, Officials Say

The star died in December

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The cause of death for Marque “Tate” Lynche, who was a member of the All New Mickey Mouse Club, has been released by the New York City Chief Medical Examiner.

Lynch, who died Dec. 6 at age 34, died from “acute and chronic alcoholism,” a public information officer at the medical examiner’s office confirmed to PEOPLE.

Lynch spent two years as Mousketeer from 1993 to 1995 along with Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. He also competed on season 3 of American Idol.

In December, Lynche’s former costar on the All New Mickey Mouse Club Dale Godboldo remembered the star in a statement to PEOPLE:

“Knowing Marque during the MMC days – as my little brother – I knew he was hugely talented with a passion for the arts, and a passion for life,” Godboldo said. “But it was more recently while collaborating on an MMC related project that I got to know Marque as a man.

“He was so excited to be a part of something that would encourage young people to pursue their dreams and a life of purpose. Marque was a beautiful spirit, that although had endured so much, only wanted to spread love and inspiration. I’ll miss you man. I know you’re flying with angels. RIP.”

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