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Actor Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29

Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young, who starred as the lead character on Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson, has died at the age of 29. The actor was found with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.

When Lee didn’t show up to work on the set of TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles on Monday morning, members of the show’s staff contacted his landlord, who then discovered the actor’s body .

“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” his longtime manager says in a statement. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.”


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