Actor Lee Thompson Young, born in Columbia, SC to Velma Love and Tommy Scott Young on 1 February 1984, committed suicide on 19 August 2013.
Young started his professional career on the Disney Channel as "The Famous Jett Jackson," and he was most recently seen as the character of "Detective Barry Frost" on TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles."
The acting bug bit Young after he played the part of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in a play when he was 10 years old.
Other television and film appearances to Young's credit are as follows:
- "CSI: New York"
- "Just an American"
- "The Event"
- "The Good Guys"
- "Lincoln Heights"
- "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
- "Five Year Plan"
- "The Hills Have Eyes II"
- "Akeelah and the Bee"
- "South Beach"
- "Xiaolin Showdown"
- "Kevin Hill"
- "Friday Night Lights"
- "The Proud Family"
- "Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story"
- "Jake 2.0"
- "The Guardian"
- "Jett Jackson: The Movie"
- "Johnny Tsunami"
Read what popular websites have to say about Lee Thompson Young:
- ABCNews.com: Former 'Jett Jackson' Star Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29
- CBSNews.com: Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young dead at 29
- CNN.com: Disney actor Lee Thompson Young dead of apparent suicide
- Ebony.com: Lee Thompson Young Found Dead
- Essence.com: Former Child Star Lee Thompson Young Dies
- FOXNews.com: 'Rizzoli & Isles' star Lee Thompson Young dead at 29
- JETMag.com: Lee Thompson Young Found Dead
- NBCNews.com: Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young commits suicide at 29
- NYTimes.com: Lee Thompson Young, Detective on TV, Dies at 29
- People.com: Lee Thompson Young Dies at 29
- Time.com: Actor Lee Thompson Young Found Dead at Age 29
- Today.com: Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young commits suicide at 29
- USAToday.com: Lee Thompson Young of 'Jett Jackson' fame found dead
- WashingtonPost.com: Actor Lee Thompson Young of ‘Famous Jett Jackson,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ found dead at 29
Condolences to the family and friends of this talented, young man who is gone too soon.