Lee Thompson Young, a young actor who gained fame as the lead character in the Disney Channel television series,The Famous Jett Jackson, has died.
Police confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the 29-year-old actor was found dead at approximately 9:45 a.m. P.T. The death is being treated as an apparent suicide by gunshot.
According to sources, the actor’s body was discovered by his landlord in his Los Angeles home with a gunshot that may be self-inflicted.
The actor was currently starring as Boston police detective Barry Frost in the TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles.
“We’re devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him,” Rizzoli and Isles tweeted.
Rain Management Group released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our long time client and friend, Lee Thompson Young. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family and friends.“
“Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed,” long-time manager John Baruch said in a statement. “We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time.
The rising star also co-starred in films such as: Akeelah and the Bee, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story and Friday Night Lights.