So sad. Lee Thompson Young, who starred as the lead in the Disney Channel series ‘The Famous Jett Jackson’ died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, his rep confirms to HollywoodLife.com.
Lee Thompson Young’s body was discovered at his home in Los Angeles, officials said. The 29-year-old actor, who died on August 19, currently appears on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles. However, when he failed to appear to work this morning, co-workers called Lee’s landlord to check up on him.
Lee Thompson Young Dead Of Possible Suicide
Sadly, when the landlord opened the door, Lee’s body was found, TMZ claims. Police responded at approximately 9:45 A.M on Aug. 19.
“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” Lee’s longtime manager Jonathan Baruch told HollywoodLife.com. “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.”
Lee Thompson Young’s Successful Acting Career In Movies & TV
After starring in the Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson, Lee Thompson Young, who was born in Columbia, S.C., appeared in the 2004 movie Friday Night Lights, ABC’s FlashForward, Scrubs, The CW’s Smallville, and films such as Akelah and the Bee and The Hills Have Eyes 2. He most recently starred as detective Barry Ross, partner of Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon), on Rizzoli & Isles.
Our thoughts go out to Lee’s family and friends at this difficult time. This news is truly heartbreaking.
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