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Rizzoli & Isles' Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29

Rizzoli & Isles' Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29

Lee Thompson Young, who is best known for his work on Rizzoli & Isles and on the Disney Channel, has been found dead at age 29, sources confirm to

The cause of death is currently unclear and his body was discovered at his home after he didn’t show up at work this morning and staffers on Rizzoli & Isles called his landlord to check up on him. He was reportedly discovered with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted, pointing to a possible suicide, TMZ.

Lee made it big as the title character on the Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson and then played Chris Corner in the 2004 movie Friday Night Lights. He was a lead role on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles for the past three seasons as Detective Barry Frost.

We send out our thoughts and prayers to Lee‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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39 Responses to “Rizzoli & Isles' Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29”

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  1. 1
    Susan Says:

    OMG! This is terrible and so very sad. My condolences to Lee’s family and friend’s. Just so very sad. :( RIP Lee

  2. 2
    sky Says:

    omg…i’m in shock.

  3. 3
    Ashley Says:

    I take things from TMZ with a grain of salt after the Lil Wayne debacle. I’m truly, truly hoping that this isn’t true.

  4. 4
    Glitter Says:

    Wow? How sad. I remember watching him in the disney channel. I grew up watching him. So sad.

  5. 5
    Shdnns Says:

    O my god that’s so sad.

  6. 6 Says:

    Oh no :(

  7. 7
    Emmy Says:

    this is so upsetting. My thoughts and prayers are with his family/friends.

  8. 8
    RIP Jett Jackson/Silverstone Says:

    This was a surprise…I remember growing up with him on Zoog Disney. I hope he and his loved ones find peace.

  9. 9
    Bri Says:

    Please, don’t let this be true!! If it is, my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  10. 10
    Heather Says:

    My prays goes out to hes family

  11. 11
    cam Says:

    What a shame. Why does this happen so often in this profession? So sad. Prayers for his family and friends

  12. 12
    heather Says:

    He looks soo familiar, then I realized he kind of looks like Nick Cannon

  13. 13
    who Says:

    WHAT?!! What the HELL……???

  14. 14
    cin Says:

    Without Jesus Christ in my life, I would have no hope in this live, too! John 14:6 Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life, No one can come to the Father but by ME!

  15. 15
    kim Says:

    Wow so very sad to hear this….

  16. 16
    Melody Says:

    this is so crazy, I grew up watching Jett Jackson on Disney Channel
    he still looks so young

  17. 17
    Rizzoli and Isles Says:

    It is so sad that noon watches Rizzoli and Isles he is what made the show! The computer expert! What happens now is it like Glee?
    Suicide ! Hope they taped the season he will be missed ..

    Rizzoli and Isles should be on regular Tv!

  18. 18
    Catt Says:

    This breaks my heart. Condolences to his family and friends.

  19. 19
    Strange Says:

    RIP Lee !! You will be missed . I love Rizzoli & Isles . My thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends . Great actor .

  20. 20
    Vickie Vel Says:

    I hope this is not true..
    I just cannot believe it..
    I’m lost for words..
    He was real good on the show and for the show..
    Frost and Korsak were a great team together, no replacement will ever be good enough..
    I’m just totally shocked..
    My heart and prayers definitely go out to his family..
    R. I. P Mr. Young
    You will definitely be missed..

  21. 21
    Suzie Q Says:

    This is truly sad…it saddens me to think that there was no one for him to talk to. He was such a wonderful character on the show…I remember when he started with Jet Jackson. My prayers are with his family, friends and cast mates at this time. Lee you will definitely be missed…R.I.P.

  22. 22
    JJ The Expat Says:

    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.

  23. 23
    saira Says:

    This is so unbelievable. I just don’t get it. My prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP, “Frost.”

  24. 24
    wildflowerdaisy Says:

    what is going on with this world everyones killing themselves , praying for his family

  25. 25
    neva Says:

    i’m shocked. so sad so sorry

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