"Rizzoli & Isles" actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead on Aug. 19. According to TMZ, Young, 29, was found with a bullet wound that appeared to be self-inflicted. While suicide is suspected, family and friends of the actor say that they had no idea that he was so depressed -- and without a suicide note, many are left shocked and confused.
"Young did have a diary but we're told none of the entries reveal why he would have taken his life ... at least at first glance," TMZ reported. While it's not uncommon for people to know just how bad a depressed person is suffering, usually there is a little something that tips people off.
"Rizzoli & Isles" gave Lee Thompson Young's career serious staying power. Previously on the Disney Channel, Young had found some success on the show and fans really loved him on the show. While Young wasn't on a huge show, "Rizzoli" had staying power and he seemed to like his role. Sadly, there were other things going on in his life that made him sad and completely took the place of the success he was having.
Young was found at his apartment in San Fernando Valley by his landlord this morning. Everyone was shocked to hear the news and so far there haven't been any answers explaining why Lee might have taken his own life.
"Rizzoli & Isles" airs on TNT on Tuesday nights. It is unknown how the show will replace Young's character.
© Effie Orfanides 2013