Lee Thompson Young, who played the main character on Disney’s The Famous Jett Jackson, has died after what officials believe is a suicide. He was 29.
Sources tell us Young’s body was discovered with a gun shot 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. Young was a rising star in Hollywood. After he made it big as a Disney star, he went on to play running back Chris Comer in the 2004 movie “Friday Night Lights.”
Lee’s publicist confirmed the actor killed himself, telling TMZ:
“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.”
Meagan Good took to Instagram to express her pain over the loss.
My Lee .. My friend .. My dear Friend .. I love you man .. My heart Is so broken .. You are remarkable ..you are incredible .. Light and beauty .. So humble and gentle .. Loving and sweet .. Serious and thoughtful lol ..it’s like you were always in touch with something so transcending -that others couldn’t even begin to touch it or identify it .. you lived in that space .. You were such a Special and beautifully different kind of being .. a original .. Im thinking about all the silly times lol …the random adventures of you, me and @mrtyhodges.. Teenagers then young adults on a constant mission … a brilliant mind .. a gorgeous spirit .. I’ll miss you .. Alot .. You loved me enough to fearlessly remind me of my worth .. Thank you .. I pray you Peace … And everlasting Love wrapped up in Our Fathers Arms ..I love you always and always my Brother,.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.
And if you’re in the mood for a little nostalgia, check out Destiny’s Child on The Famous Jett Jackson