Lee Thompson Young, the actor best known for his roles in “Rizzoli & Isles”, “Friday Night Lights”, as well as the Disney channel show “The Famous Jett Jackson” was pronounced dead by the LAPD earlier this morning.
Here is the official statement from TNT, Warner Bros, and “Rizzoli & Isles” Executive Producer Janet Tamaro regarding his apparent suicide.
“Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, 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.”
Young was 29 years old.