Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young dead at 29
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young, best known for his lead role in the 1990s series The Famous Jett Jackson, committed suicide in Los Angeles, the actor's manager said on Monday. He was 29.
"It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," Young's manager, Jonathan Baruch, said in a statement.
"Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed," Baruch added.
Young was found dead by police at his home in the North Hollywood area of the city early on Monday, after his co-workers on the TNT cable drama series Rizzoli & Isles called authorities to say he had not turned up for work, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Sergeant Jerretta Sandoz said.