Lee Thompson Young Dies of Suicide; Actor Was 29

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Lee Thompson Young, a veteran actor who has portrayed Detective Barry Frost on Rizzoli & Isles since 2010, was found dead today at his home in Los Angeles.

He was 29 years old.

Lee Thompson Young on Rizzoli & Isles

Insiders tell TMZ that Young didn't show up to work this morning, so series staffers phoned his landlord and asked him to check on the star.

When the landlord opened the door, he discovered Young's corpse on the floor, seemingly the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Young also appeared on episodes of Smallville, The Good Guys and CSI: NY.

His death is the third to rock the television world in a week, as Gia Allemand also killed herself last Monday, while Lisa Robin Kelly died while sleeping in a rehab facility a few days ago.

We send our best wishes to Young's friends and family.

UPDATE: The actor's manager has confirmed the suicide and TNT has released the following statement in light of this tragedy...

Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family.

Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother.


OMG! Not another young, handsome, talented young actor! We love Rizzoli and Isles and he was one of our favorites on the show! What can we do to help this generation of young people? Prayers and condolences sent to his family and friends and to the whole staff of Rizzoli and Isles. So sad!


shockin so handsome n young


It is such a shame that he took his own life. He had such talent. I remember when he starred in his own television series The Famous Jet Jackson and thought he had talent back then. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends and hope they will find strength and remember the good times that they had.




Seems like so many young deaths and suicides.... SMH


My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. So sad.


Young,handsome,talented. Why?? Why not Kim K,instead? Why not a wortless,untalented,skank whore?

@ Simple things

Why not you?


Yes...so sad indeed....one never really knows what great pain a person must b going through to do something like this.My prayers go out to his family.




So sad...:( Why?????

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