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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 JustJared.com.

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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# 1

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

# 2

omg…i’m in shock.

# 3

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

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

# 5

O my god that’s so sad.

# 7

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

# 8
RIP Jett Jackson/Silverstone @ 08/19/2013 at 2:20 pm

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

# 9

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

My prays goes out to hes family

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

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

WHAT?!! What the HELL……???

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!

Wow so very sad to hear this….

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

Rizzoli and Isles @ 08/19/2013 at 3:01 pm

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!

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

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

Vickie Vel @ 08/19/2013 at 3:37 pm

OMG!
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..

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.

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.

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

wildflowerdaisy @ 08/19/2013 at 4:16 pm

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

i’m shocked. so sad so sorry

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