Lee Thompson Young

Another sad story to report. Former Disney child star and up-and-coming actor, Lee Thompson Young, was found dead in his home today from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Young, who was just 29, was currently appearing as Detective Frost on the hit TNT show Rizzoli & Isles. 

TMZ reports:

Sources tell us Young’s body was discovered with a gunshot wound that appears to be self-inflicted.

Young currently appears in the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles” — and we’re told when he didn’t show up to work this morning, staffers called the landlord of Young’s L.A. home to check up on the actor.

We’re told … when the landlord opened the door, he discovered Young’s body.

Young rose to fame as the lead in Disney’s The Famous Jett Jackson. Since then, he’s appeared in a plethora of projects including the films Akeelah and the Bee and Friday Night Lights, and TV shows FlashForwardThe GuardianSouth BeachScrubs, Lincoln Heights, and Smallville.

Young graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a degree in Cinematic Arts and he was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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  • The season finale is scheduled for tonight, this episode has already been filmed and set to go. Will they show this finale? Will the finale be re-vamped? You think something that may be going on with Frost (his character’s name on the show) that may have been devastating to him, maybe he was being written off in a “devastating way”! Please bear with me, I am a writer with a vivid imagination! It is surely a sad situation for all, GOD bless him mother and keep her strong. Sorry if this duplicates, I think my comment got lost in the clouds!

  • Pepper

    How tragic! I wonder what his DEEP ISSUES were

  • Pepper

    He looked like Terrence J that use to be on 106 & Park