Ex Disney star Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his apartment on August 19, 2013. The actor was discovered in his home when he didn’t arrive to the set of the show he was currently working on. He was currently working on The TNT show Rizzoli and Isles. The actor was only 29 years old.
According to TMZ, the death certificate for Lee Thompson Young revealed that he died from a gunshot wound. He had self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. According to the death certificate, the actor used a hand gun to commit suicide. There was no suicide note left at the scene.
Newark residents were surprised that Lee Thompson Young would take his life the way he did. Thompson Young rose to fame when he was on the Disney show The Famous Jett Jackson. He starred on the show in 1998. He played the character of Jett Jackson on the show.
Newark residents weren’t the only ones surprised by the news. Lee Thompson Young’s family and friends were surprised that he would take his own life. According to the star’s family, he suffered from depression, which could have led to his suicide.
There is no word on how the powers-that-be on Rizzoli and Isles will handle the actor’s death.