Actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead on Monday (August 19) from what officials believe to be a suicide.
According to TMZ.com, the 29-year-old’s body was discovered with a gunshot wound that appears to be self-inflicted.
His camp have since released a statement confirming that his death is a 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,” Lee’s publicist told TMZ.
Lee played the main character on Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson”, and currently appears in the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles”.
He didn’t show up to the set Monday morning, so staffers called the landlord of the his Los Angeles home to check up on him. When the landlord opened the door, Young’s body was discovered.
Janet Tamaro, the executive producer of “Rizzoli & Isles,” tells TMZ that “Everyone at [the show] is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young.”
It’s unclear what type of personal issues he was going through. Stay tuned…