According to the source, when the young star did not show up to work and failed to return their calls, staff called Young’s landlord to check on him. The landlord discovered the body upon entering his home in L.A.
TMZ reports that, “Young’s body was discovered with a gunshot wound that appears to be self-inflicted.”
Lee Thompson Young played the title character in Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” from 1998 through 2001. His work also includes: “Friday Night Lights” and “The Hills Have Eyes II.” Young currently appears as Detective Barry Frost in “Rizzoli & Isles” on TNT.
Update** Young's publicist has released a statement: "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."