Disney's 'Jett Jackson' star Lee Thompson Young found dead
Actor most recently starred in TNT's 'Rizzoli & Isles'
According to ET Online, Lee Thompson Young, who starred on Disney's "The Famous Jett Jackson," was found dead in his apartment by his landlord after not showing up for work on Monday.
The 29-year-old was discovered with a gun shot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.
Young's longtime manager Jonathan Baruch has confirmed to TheWrap that the actor killed himself adding, "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 at this difficult time."
In addition to "Jett Jackson," Young also had a role in the movie "Friday Night Lights" and made appearances on "Smallville," "The Good Guys" and "FlashForward." He most recently starred in TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" as Detective Barry Frost.
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Having two beautiful young sons that both are SAG members and working actors I can only express my sincere grief for this kid's family. It's so unfortunate that so much is lost when we succumb to the shallow ideals of Hollywood and its fleeting attractions. The young seem to know the price of everything and yet the value of nothing including life which last time I checked is still the most precious thing on this planet. RIP KID... and for those of us who are still brave enough, passionate enough, steadfast enough to kick evil in it's sorry **** Carpe Diem! Believe, focus, finish strong.
Silverstone is the code name
and if saving the world was a basketball game
on the stakes were higher
the only difference between me
and MJ would be that I haven't yet retired
r o on the tag team
the way that I inspire
villains and thugs were hired
to run like somebody set their socks on fire
evil doers know by now to say "aw man"
raised his eye brow
guys gotta say good bye now
find a place to lie down
duck and cover
cause he's sharper then a diamond cutter
slicker than a stick of butter
but even the best of the best can't live forever!
RIP you were my high school hero!
My god, what is happening with young Hollywood lately?!? My sympathies to his family!
I remember him from his time on "Smallville" and "Scrubs". A handsome talented actor so early in his life and career.
OMG! I love that guy! He's the only reason I started watching R&I! I feel sooo sorry for his family!!!