Hollywood has been shaken up by the news of the suicide of Lee Thompson Young. TMZ reported on Aug. 19, 2013, that ex-Disney star Lee Thompson Young has committed suicide at 29 years old. According to sources Young's body was discovered inside his North Hollywood apartment on Monday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
It is not clear why Young took his own life. His publicist said, "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." Young was currently appearing in the TNT show "Rizzoli & Isles." Everyone working with the show was said to be devastated by the news of the suicide of Lee Thompson Young.
Fox News has reported Lee Thompson Young, who starred in Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” committed suicide. Young was known for being a gentle, good-hearted, intelligent person who was full of positive energy and had an infectious smile. His manager Jonathan Baruch said in a statement. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed."