Aug 19 | by _YBF
Actor Lee Thompson Young, who rose to fame on Disney's "The Famous Jett Jackson" took his own life this morning. He was 29. More inside....
Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young, who starred in our fave back-in-the-day shows "The Famous Jett Jackson", was found dead this morning at his LA home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The actor, who currently stars on TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles", was discovered by his landlord whom TNT staffers to check on Lee when he didn't show up to work this morning.
Lee's long-time manager Jonathan Baruch, confirmed the suicide saying,
““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. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time.”
Also, TNT, Rizzoli & Isles‘ studio Warner Bros. and executive producer Janet Tamaro issued a statement on Lee Thompson Young’s death:
“Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother.”
We will keep you posted as this develops.....
Sad news that seems to be an unfortunate and prevalent happening in Hollywood lately.