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Lee Thompson Young Suicide Confirmed By Publicist

Lee Thompson Young Suicide Confirmed By Publicist

Rizzoli and Isles actor Lee Thompson Young‘s death has been confirmed to be a suicide by his publicist, who revealed the news in a statement released to TMZ.

“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” the statement read. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.”

Earlier today it was reported that Lee had not shown up for work on his hit TNT show, which led staffers to call his landlord, who then found his body in his home.

We continue to send out our condolences to Lee‘s loved ones during this time.

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  • Caitlin

    So sad to hear this :/
    I was a huge fan of The Famous Jett Jackson :/
    Gonna miss you Lee :(

  • Ashley

    Incredibly sad and tragic. Was a fan of his from Jett Jackson in my childhood and was reintroduced to him in adulthood thanks to FlashForward and Rizzoli and Isles. So horrible.

  • Serena

    And I hope he found peace now :(

  • Rebecca

    What is going on in Hollywood? We have had a few deaths and suicides in just a few weeks.

  • Bobby

    He seemed so cool on the show. I wonder what caused him to do this? He was successful as an actor and his character looked happy. Just a real bummer. Wish he had been happy in real life…

  • DillPickle

    Awww. Such a handsome and talented young man. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Haters Suck!

    DAMN!!!!!!! Growing up I never missed the famous Jett Jackson. Lee seed like the coolest dude ever. I’m so sad to hear this. My prayers with his family

  • JJ The Expat

    Deeply shocked and saddened that Lee Thompson Young is dead at 29. You don’t check out at 29! His character on Rizzoli and Isles was great! I also enjoyed his work as the recurring character Cyborg on Smallville. What a terrible shame.

  • OMG

    Thats so sad.

  • Justine

    All these young people dying. Very sad indeed.

  • Ava

    Sad news, RIP Lee Thompson Young, prays to his family members.

  • r.i.p

    Creepy coz I have been thinking of the #29,as well as cobain and this happens

  • XxXxX

    I remember when Jett Jackson was airing on Disney, I’d never miss it. Loved it so.. I can’t believe he took his own life. He’s always seemed to be happy.. Proof that you can never know and should never judge a book by its cover. We all have our demons. Ugh. I wish this wasn’t true. May he rest in peace now. Goodbye Chidhood memory….