Actor Lee Thompson Young, Ex-Disney Star, Found Dead at Age 29

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Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young was found dead on Monday after committing suicide, reports TMZ.com.

The actor, who headlined ‘The Famous Jett Jackson’ and most recently appeared as Detective Barry Frost on TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ was found dead at his home in Los Angeles. He was 29.

Reports say Young’s body was discovered with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.

Young’s publicist had this to say:

“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.”

Young broke out as a high school football star in 2004’s Friday Night Lights movie.

He also appeared in TV’s The Guardian, South Beach, Scrubs and Smallville.