‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Dedicates Episode To Lee Thompson Young
Tuesday’s episode of TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” was dedicated to castmember Lee Thompson Young, who was found dead Monday at his home of an apparent suicide.
A memorial card was shown after the episode which read, “In Loving Memory of Lee Thompson Young, 1984-2013″, followed by silent footage of the actor who played Detective Barry Frost on the show.
The show has halted production until further notice in the wake of the actor’s death.
Janet Tamaro, the show’s executive producer, issued the following statement on behalf of Warner Bros. and TNT: “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.”