Today proved that you never know what someone’s going through. Our 25 under 35 actor, Lee Thompson Young passed away today (August 19).
“Everyone at [the show] is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young,” Janet Tamaro, executive producer of Rizzoli and Isles, the series he’s been starring in for the past three years. After not reporting on set this morning, the show’s staff called to check up on him, where he was found at his home with what appears to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
“Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed,” his publicist said after confirming to TMZ of his death.
The 29-year old actor was most known for his Disney show, The Famous Jett Jackson. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
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