*A publicist for “Rizzoli & Isles” actor Lee Thompson Young has confirmed that the actor has committed suicide.
“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” the publicist said in a statement. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.”
Young, who also played the title role on Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” was 29. According to TMZ, sources say his body was discovered with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.
When Young failed to show up on the set of “Rizzoli & Isles” this morning, called the landlord of his Los Angeles home to do a door knock. According to TMZ, the landlord opened the door and discovered Young’s body.