Tragic Loss: Disney’s “Jett Jackson’ Star, Lee Thompson Young Commits Suicide

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Another tragic loss.  29 year old actor, Lee Thompson Young took his own life this morning.  The reason he felt he had no other option then to take his life has not been revealed, but we sincerely hope that his death will remind others that suicide should never be an option.  He leaves behind a devastated mother and friends. R.I.P. Lee Thompson Young.


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Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young, who starred in  “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:

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“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.

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