Lee Thompson-Young, of Disney’s “Jett-Jackson” fame, found dead.

Posted: August 21, 2013 in Cinema, SPC 313
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Tragedy has struck again in Hollywood as rising star, Lee Thompson Young, was found dead in his North Hollywood home. Most people may know Lee Thompson Young through his definitive break-out role in the popular 1998 Disney television series, “The Famous Jett-Jackson“. After the show’s end and a mildly successful string of television and film roles, lightening struck twice as Young was thrust back in to the Hollywood spotlight through his breakout role in the TNT crime drama, “Rizzoli & Isles“. In it, he plays Barry Frost,  the handsome and technologically gifted homicide detective with a pension for having a week stomach. The series cemented Young back in the threshold of “young stars on the rise”.

According to E! News correspondent, Ruth O’ Neil,

LAPD Media Relations tells E! News, “Lee Thompson Young’s coworkers noticed that he didn’t turn up to work this morning. They sent the police to his home in North Hollywood. The police arrived a little after 8 a.m. and found him deceased in his apartment. They have not released the cause of death yet.”

According to TMZ, Young’s body was found at his residence with a gun-shot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.

The exact cause of death will be unveiled as the story develops. THis just goes to show that you truly never really know what an individual is going through, it’s best to spread love and light to others while we have the gift of life. We here at Modern Fashionisto send our deepest condolences to Young’s family and friends, for we genuinely lost another star today.

DEVELOPMENT: Young’s publicist released a statement, “It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” the statement read. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.”

Heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking. Love and light.

[Image via BUDDY TV]

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