Lee Thompson Young dead in apparent suicide

lee+thompson 29-year-old actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment on Monday (August 19). While the cause of death is yet to be confirmed by police officials, his manager Paul Baruch announced it was a suicide, saying he “tragically took his own life”.

In a statement Baruch says: “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. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this difficult time.”

Lee-Thompson-Young_PHDoug-Hyun.jpg-Rizzoli-Isles-590x393Lee was a talented actor with promising future. He started on the Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson and most recently worked on Rizzoli & Isles.┬áJanet Tamaro, executive producer of Rizzoli & Isles said that “everyone is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young.” Tamaro also pointed out that Young “was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on-and-off screen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother.”

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