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“Rizzoli & Isles” Star Commits Suicide

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“Rizzoli & Isles” Star Commits Suicide
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Rizzoli & Isles star, Lee Thompson Young has died from an apparent suicide.

The 29-year-old actor’s body was found in his apartment by police after Young did not show up on the set of Rizzoli & Isles Monday morning. Police confirm the actor died from a gunshot wound.

Jonathan Baruch, Young’s manager, said in a statement, “It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning. Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this very difficult time.”

Young played Boston police detective Barry Frost on the hit TNT crime-drama Rizzoli & Isles, which had just been picked up for a fifth season.

Creator, writer, executive producer & showrunner of Rizzoli & Isles, Janet Tamaro, shared the grief of the cast and crew over the death of Young. “We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. … 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.”

She also shared her feelings on her personal Twitter account.

Stars who knew and worked with the actor voiced their sadness on Twitter as well.

Other stars reminded people that there is always someone you can talk to if you are depressed.

Young rose to fame after starring as Jett Jackson in the Disney series The Famous Jett Jackson. He also starred as Chris Comer in the film adaptation of Friday Night Lights.

“Rizzoli & Isles” Star Commits Suicide
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  • Donna Capehart

    He will be missed.

  • http://broadband JO POTTER

    this is so sad……………may god b with them all.. he will b truly missed..

  • http://www.bioscenecleanup.com/Crime_Scene_Clean_Up.html marc

    never heard of him till now.

  • Mary Swanson

    My condolences go out to Lee Thompson Young’s family, friends and co-workers. This is a tragic loss of a beautiful, talented young man.

  • Judy

    I remember him from Disney. My oldest daughter and I watched him religiously. He will be deeply missed.

  • http://google lamar brown

    I am so sad. I watch his show religiously. He was a great actor i will miss his appearance tremendously. He is with the LORD now. No more depression now. All that is over. RIP Child of God.

  • http://google lamar brown

    I am so sad. I watch his show religiously. He was a great actor i will miss his appearance tremendously. He is with the LORD now. No more depression now. All that is over. RIP Child of God. RIP

  • DeAnna

    I am so lost with words. He was such a good actor and handsome young man. He is with God now so no more will he suffer the pain that he felt no one understood. May you rest peacefully with the angels.

  • Annamay Gambino

    It was hard to believe when my husband told me this. You never know someone else’s pain. How sad. How very sad.

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