August 22, 2013
City News Service
Actor Lee Thompson Young —best known for his starring role on Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” — was found dead Monday August 19 in his North Hollywood apartment, Los Angeles police reported. Authorities did not confirm published reports that Young died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers sent to the 5000 block of Tujunga Avenue about 8 a.m. found Young dead at the scene, said Los Angeles police Sgt. J. Sandoz of the Media Relations office.
“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” said the 29-year-old actor’s manager, Jonathan Baruch, E! News reported. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this very difficult time.”
According to TMZ, Young’s body was found at his residence with a gunshot wound. Young had currently been appearing on the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles,” but failed to show up for work this morning, prompting staffers to call the landlord, who found the body, TMZ reported.