Actor Lee Thompson Young Commits Suicide At 29

Diseny's The Famous Jett Jackson star found dead in apartment. 

Posted: 08/19/2013 08:12 PM EDT

Lee Thompson Young, who appeared on the popular television program “Rizzoli & Isles,” was found dead this morning at the age of 29 from an apparent suicide.

Police confirmed that the young actor died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” said Young’s long-time manager Jonathan Baruch in a statement.

“Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time.”

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