Former Star of Disney’s ‘Jett Jackson,’ Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29 — Possible Suicide
Former star of Disney’s TV show “The Famous Jett Jackson,” Lee Thompson Young has died as the result of suicide. He was 29.
Representatives for Young released the following statement today confirming their client’s suicide:
“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.”
According to multiple website’s, Young was found inside his home with what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
After working with Disney on “The Famous Jett Jackson,” Young had a role’s in “Friday Night Lights,” “Flash Forward,” “Scrubs” and “Smallville.” He was currently working on the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles.”
When the young actor didn’t show up to the TNT set this morning, cast and crew reportedly became worried and called his landlord to check on him.
When the landlord went to the home to check on him, he discovered the actor’s body inside.