Lee Thompson Young Star of ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Dead at 29
According to Fox News, Jonathan Baruch, the manager of Lee Thompson Young, who starred in Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” and “Rizzoli & Isles,” committed suicide. He was 29.
When Young didn’t show up for work some of the co-stars from the show “Rizzoli & Isles” requested someone check in on him and Young’s body was discovered by his landlord.
A spokesperson for the show said, “Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother.”
Young was from South Carolina and got his big break in “The Famous Jett Jackson” from 1998 to 2001. he was also in the Disney flick “Johnny Tsunami.”