Actor Lee Thompson Young Found Dead After Taking His Own Life
29-year-old actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead today in what's believed to be a suicide.
Young came to fame on the Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson.
Rizzoli & Isles co-star Lee Thompson Young has died in apparent suicide. He was 29. “It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," said Young’s long-time manager Jonathan Baruch. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time.” Young played Detective Barry Frost on TNT’s flagship drama Rizzoli & Isles, which was just renewed for a fifth season. He started his acting career early as the lead of Disney Channel’s first original series, The Famous Jett Jackson. Young also co-starred on UPN’s South Beach and recurred on FlashForward, Scrubs and Smallville. His feature credits include Friday Night Lights, Akeelah and the Bee and The Hills Have Eyes 2.
Sources tell TMZ that Young's body was found with what appears to be a "self-inflicted gunshot wound."
Tragic. R.I.P. Lee.