Lee Thompson Young – best known for playing the lead role in the Disney’s The Famous Jett Jackson – has passed away in an apparent suicide. He was 29.
His body was discovered by his landlord who was called to check up on him by TNT staff – where he is currently working on the show Rizzoli and Isles – when he did not show up for work. Police officers were called to the scene … and they discovered a gunshot wound they believe was self-inflicted.
His rep has released a statement to TMZ, confirming that it was indeed suicide. ‘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.’