It 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
Gabrielle Union 2 of 9
"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
"RIP Lee Thompson Young we'll never forget your sweet spirit. Its a sad day."
Solange Knowles 4 of 9
"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
"RIP Lee Thompson Young. Immensely talented and truly kind. My thoughts are with his family."
Source: Twitter/Will Sasso
Tia Mowry 6 of 9
"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
"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
"This breaks my heart. RIP Lee Thompson Young."
Source: Twitter/Donald Faison
Harry Shum Jr. 9 of 9
"Feeling incredibly sad about Lee Thompson Young. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Source: Harry Shum Jr./ Twitter
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