Disney’s ‘The Famous Jett Jackson’ Star Found Dead
Lee Thompson Young, 29, was found dead on Monday morning, reports TMZ. Young currently plays Detective Barry Frost on TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” and after not showing up on set Young’s coworkers called his landlord to check on him. Young’s landlord found him dead in his Los Angeles apartment.
The LAPD has not released a cause of death but Young’s manager confirmed to E! News that Young took his own life.
“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” Baruch said in a statement to E! “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 very difficult time.”
Young was best known as the child star from Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” he appeared in television shows like “Smallville,” “FlashForward,” “Scrubs,” and “South Beach;” and movies like “Friday Night Lights,” “Akeelah and the Bee,” and “The Hills Have Eyes II.”
My condolences go out to Young’s family and friends. I grew up watching “The Famous Jett Jackson” and having the biggest kid crush on him!! Lee Thompson Young will truly be missed, a talented soul gone way too soon!! Rest In Peace Lee!