As we previously reported, Hollywood is in shock right now as word is traveling around that the actor best known for his show on Disney “The Famous Jett Jackson” was found dead in his apartment by his landlord. He was apparently due on set for the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles” and had co-workers concerned when he did not make it to set. They called his landlord and that was when the discovery was made.
According to TMZ, Young did have a diary but none of the entries reveal why he would have taken his life at least at first glance.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ,
“Young was last seen on Saturday and they believe he may have taken his life sometime that day.”
TMZ is also reporting that everyone that they’ve spoken with in Young’s life tells them he had no apparent serious life issues.
Said Lee’s publicist,
“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.”
The executive producer of “Rizzoli & Isles” told TMZ,
“Everyone at [the show] 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 off screen, 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.”
He was compiling a nice body of work post his Disney days including roles in; “The Guardian,” “Friday Night Lights” the film, “Scrubs,” “Smallville” and “Flash Forward.” His most recent role was as Detective Barry Frost in “Rizzoli & Isles.”
The Urban Daily will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
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