Lee Thompson Young, 29, who began his career as an actor, in the Disney Channel program “The Famous Jett Jackson” and starred in the series “Rizzoli and Isles”, was found dead yesterday.
Police sources, reported that they found the body of the actor at his home located north of Hollywood, and despite the fact that there was an official statement on the cause of his death, his manager, Paul Baruch, said that Thompson “tragically took his own life”.
“Lee was more than a brilliant actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who we will miss tremendously.” We asked to please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this difficult time”, Baruch said in a statement.
In the series of “Rizzoli and Isles” broadcast by TNT, the young man played detective Barry Frost, who was an expert in computers, and hours before his death the channel had announced that the series would be renewed starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.
“We are totally saddened by the loss of this man who was so sweet, kind, good and intelligent… “Lee will be loved and remembered by all who knew him and loved him inside and outside the screen, for his positive energy, his infectious smile and emotive charisma”, indicated the study Warner Bros. and the producer of the series Janet Tamaro, through a joint statement by which they expressed their condolences to the mother of the actor and other family members.