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Celebs React to the Death of Disney Star Lee Thompson Young

Friday Night Lights Los Angeles Premiere - ArrivalsIt was incredibly sad and shocking to find out that Lee Thompson Young had died at the young age of 29. It was even more shocking to find out he committed suicide. The star of Disney’s The Famous Jett Jackson, who was currently appearing on TV series Rizzoli & Isles, also had roles on Smallville, Scrubs, and in the film version of Friday Night Lights as well.

His manager confirmed to E! Entertainment on Monday that Lee Thompson Young “tragically took his own life this morning.” His manager added, “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this very difficult time.”

So incredibly sad. Check out how Hollywood reacted to his untimely passing right here:

  • Rizzoli & Isles 1 of 9

    "We're devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him."

    Source: Twitter/Rizzoli and Isles

    Photo Source: Twitter/Rizzoli and Isles

  • Gabrielle Union 2 of 9
    "Think Like a Man" New York City Premiere - Arrivals

    "I had the pleasure of working w/ #LeeThompsonYoung on Flash Forward & he was an extremely talented beautiful soul. My thoughts & prayers are with his loved ones #RIP."

    Source: Gabrielle Union/Twitter


  • Malika 3 of 9
    The Take Care Grammy Party Hosted by Drake and Presented by Grey Goose, Grand Tactics and JL Nights at Greystone Manor in Los Angeles on February 12, 2012

    "RIP Lee Thompson Young we'll never forget your sweet spirit. Its a sad day."

    Source: Twitter/Malika

  • Solange Knowles 4 of 9
    "Beyonce: Life is But a Dream" HBO New York City Premiere -Arrivals

    "Very very sad to hear about Lee Thompson Young. He was always very kind, and such a light."

    Source: Twitter/Solange Knowles

  • Will Sasso 5 of 9
    "College Road Trip" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

    "RIP Lee Thompson Young. Immensely talented and truly kind. My thoughts are with his family."

    Source: Twitter/Will Sasso

  • Tia Mowry 6 of 9
    "Lovelace" Las Vegas Premiere - Arrivals

    "My heart goes out to Lee Thompson Young RIP.. These child stars are leaving us too soon! My heart is aching..."

    Source: Twitter/ Tia Mowry

  • Eric McCormack 7 of 9
    Project Angel Food's Get Art 2013 Celebrating Andy Warhol's Silver Factory at Siren Studios in Los Angeles on June 1, 2013

    "So sad to hear about Lee Thompson Young. My condolences to his family & the cast & crew of #rizzoliandisles @Angie_Harmon @SashaAlexander1"

    Source: Twitter/ Eric McCormack

  • Donald Faison 8 of 9
    2012 ACE Eddie Awards - Arrivals

    "This breaks my heart. RIP Lee Thompson Young."

    Source: Twitter/Donald Faison

  • Harry Shum Jr. 9 of 9
    1st Annual Founders Party for the Invisible Children's 4th Estate Leadership Summit - Arrivals

    "Feeling incredibly sad about Lee Thompson Young. My heart goes out to his family and friends. #gonetoosoon."

    Source: Harry Shum Jr./ Twitter

Photo Source: PR Photos

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