Rizzoli & Isles Actor Commits Suicide at 29

Lee Thompson Young found dead with a gunshot wound in his LA home

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 19, 2013 2:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – Actor Lee Thompson Young, 29, was found dead today in an apparent suicide, his publicist confirms. Young was probably best known for his starring role in the Disney series The Famous Jett Jackson. He was currently appearing on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, but when he didn't show up for work this morning, network staff called the landlord of his LA home, who opened the door to find his body, which had suffered a gunshot wound, TMZ reports. "It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," his publicist says. "Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed."

Lee Thompson Young as Detective Barry Frost in the TV series 'Rizzoli & Isles.'
Lee Thompson Young as Detective Barry Frost in the TV series 'Rizzoli & Isles.'   (AP Photo/TNT, Darren Michaels)
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