Lee Thompson Young is dead. The star of Disney's "The Famous Jett Jackson" was found dead after an apparent suicide. On Aug. 19, TMZ reported that the 29-year-old was found by his landlord at his home. He had suffered what appeared to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Young was starring on "Rizzoli & Isles" on TNT and when he didn't show up to work this morning, his landlord was called. Sadly, what Young's landlord found was something he won't soon be able to erase from his memory. The landlord reportedly opened the door to Young's home and saw the actor lying on the floor dead.
Lee Thompson Young died with a career that many would say was thriving. He was doing really well post-Disney fame and he was so young and bright. Unfortunately, there must have been demons that Young was facing that few people knew about.
Police are still investigating this case and hope for more definitive answers soon.
© Effie Orfanides 2013