Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his LA home on Monday, August 19, 2013. He was 29.
Jonathan Baruch, the actor's manager confirmed that Young committed suicide. When I first heard of Young's sudden death, I was initially shocked. Then upon hearing that it was confirmed a suicide, I was seriously troubled.
What drives a young man who is seemingly living out his dreams, working in Hollywood, kill himself? Any young man for that matter. Why are our young people killing themselves? Why is anybody killing themselves? Is this a disorder that has not been diagnosed? Can it be cured? Can we take a pill and be cured of any thoughts of one day ending it all? All of these thoughts, and more rush into my head, while I wonder why this young man took his life. I guess, some questions seem to never have an answer.