Disney Star Lee Thompson Young “Tragically Took His Own Life”
We are so sad to report that Disney star Lee Thompson Young took his own life this week. The news broke yesterday that the star of Disney’s former show “The Famous Jett Jackson” was just 29-years-old when he passed away on August 19, 2013.
Lee’s publicist released the following statement to TMZ:
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.
Lee was found in his apartment yesterday morning after he failed to show up at work on the set of “Rizzoli & Isles,” a TV show in which Lee played the detective Barry Frost.
Here’s a note from “Rizzoli & Isles” creator Janet Tamaro:
We are all without the words to truly express our collective grief and profound sadness at the loss of such a sweet, bright light. We are broken-hearted.
Our thoughts are with Lee’s family and friends during this difficult time.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255