Wow! This comes as a big surprise to us. We just received word that Lee Thompson Young from Disney channel’s Jet Jackson was just pronounced dead in his LA home. After Lee didn’t show up to his TNT acting gig his employers got worried and called his landlord to check on him. When the landlord opened the door he discovered Lee’s body with a gunshot wound to the head. Sources tell TMZ it appears to be a suicide.
Young’s body was discovered with a gunshot wound that appears to be self-inflicted.Young currently appears in the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles” and we’re told when he didn’t show up to work this morning, staffers called the landlord of Young’s L.A. home to check up on the actor. We’re told … when the landlord opened the door, he discovered Young’s body.
We send our condolences to the Young family. Story still developing we’ll keep you updated.
Update: Lee’s publicist released a statement confirming that the actor did commit 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.