Rizzoli & Isles Star Lee Thompson Young Is Dead at 29
UPDATE: Young's publicist has confirmed that the actor took his own life. "It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning ... Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed."
Rizzoli & Isles actor Lee Thompson Young, who first rose to fame as the star of Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson in the '90s, was found dead in his Los Angeles home Monday from a possible suicide. He was 29.
Young played Detective Barry Frost on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, which is currently in its fourth season and was recently renewed for a fifth. When he didn't show up for work Monday morning, the show contacted Young's landlord, who found his body, according to TMZ. He was found with what's been described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In addition to The Famous Jett Jackson and Rizzoli & Isles, Young also starred in the 2004 Friday Night Lights movie, and played smaller roles in South Beach, FlashForward, and Smallville.
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