Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 08/20/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
LOS ANGELES -- Lee Thompson Young, who began his acting career as the teenage star of TV's The Famous Jett Jackson and was featured in the film Friday Night Lights and the series Rizzoli & Isles, was found dead Monday, police said. He was 29.
There was no official cause of death, but Young's manager, Paul Baruch, said the actor "tragically took his own life."
"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 as this very difficult time," Baruch said in a statement.
Young's body was found at his North Hollywood home by police Monday morning after he failed to show up for work on TNT's crime drama Rizzoli & Isles, police Officer Sally Madera said. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned and pronounced him dead at the scene, she said.
LAPD robbery-homicide detectives and the Los Angeles County coroner office were investigating because it is a high-profile death, she said. Madera had no details about the cause of death.
In the TNT series, Young played Barry Frost, a computer-savvy but squeamish police detective.
Earlier Monday, the channel announced it was renewing the series that stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 20, 2013 C2
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
'Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison says series 'draining'
TV Guide Network renaming itself POP
Orlando Jones loves 'Sleepy Hollow' fanfic
'The Voice' winner goes to Broadway's 'Pippin'
Actor Michael Sheen likes variety in his roles
New TV series to feature wives of NHL stars
New 'NCIS' spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans
MTV to air documentary about transgender youths
Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on 'SNL'
'Gotham' star says show won't miss Batman
Prime-time Netflix streams in Canada triple: report
'Saving Hope' star on dramatic new season
Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled