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

(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."

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iq145
Aug 24, 2013 12:57 AM CDT
He was Cyborg...
squiggysmom1
Aug 20, 2013 5:07 PM CDT
@One_Neely. Thank goodness for Christian love. It's wonderful to know that you guys are around when tragedy strikes- you know, to comfort everyone, and to make us all wish we were just like you.
One_Neely
Aug 20, 2013 3:31 PM CDT
So I guess he was satisfied with the pits of hell no going to heaven now.