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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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  • Susan

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

  • sky

    omg…i’m in shock.

  • Ashley

    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.

  • Glitter

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

  • Shdnns

    O my god that’s so sad.


    Oh no :(

  • Emmy

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

  • RIP Jett Jackson/Silverstone

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

  • Bri

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

  • Heather

    My prays goes out to hes family

  • cam

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

  • heather

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

  • who

    WHAT?!! What the HELL……???

  • cin

    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!

  • kim

    Wow so very sad to hear this….

  • Melody

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

  • Rizzoli and Isles

    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!

  • Catt

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

  • Strange

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

  • Vickie Vel

    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..

  • Suzie Q

    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.

  • 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.

  • http://justjared saira

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

  • wildflowerdaisy

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

  • neva

    i’m shocked. so sad so sorry

  • EndOfTime

    So sad. RIP

  • zz

    this is the 2nd celebrity this month to die at 29

  • B

    It’s tragic, RIP
    You’re already missed Mr. Young
    Prayers for his family

  • dparm917

    It is just so sad to hear about another young actor taking his own life. My condolences to his family and to his Rizzoli and Isles family. He was an actor I always enjoyed watching and he did have a beautiful smile. He will be deeply missed!

  • Destiny

    All of these hollywood deaths ! it’s just getting out of hand now…

  • Hectorr

    How sad to hear about Thompson’ passing, I wonder if he was really dating Kerry Duff–>

  • Cassidy

    How sad to hear about Thompson’ passing, I wonder if he was really dating Kerry Duff–>

  • Truthie

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo! RIP.

  • Jeanette

    OMG! I was so sorry to hear that. I love Rizzoli and Isles and I will miss Lee very much. He played Det. Barry Frost so well. His character had heart and wisdom. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

  • S

    WHAT?!?! I thought I read the story title wrong. RIP. This is so sad.

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    damn, what’s going on with people. sad.

  • Ana

    Such a shame. He was a good actor-Watched him on ‘Jett Jackson’ and have watched his work since. I think the upsetting part is that we’re losing genuine talent instead of the idiotic talentless trash that plagues Hollywood.

  • Frienemy

    Totally shocked, loved him on Rizzoli and Isles. Cant believe another star is gone. What is wrong with the world.

  • Simon

    Please don’t be true…