How Did 'Jett Jackson' Star Lee Thompson Young Die? Celebrities And Fans React To Former Disney Star’s Apparent Suicide On Twitter

Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young died on Monday after an apparent suicide at 29 in North Hollywood. His manager Jonathan Baruch said that Young was found dead in his apartment after the actor didn’t show up to work on his latest show, TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” where he played Detective Barry Frost.

"It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," the manager told E! News. "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."

Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations told the celebrity news site in a statement authorities found his lifeless body just after 8 a.m.:

"Lee Thompson Young's coworkers noticed that he didn't turn up to work this morning. They sent the police to his home in North Hollywood. The police arrived a little after 8 a.m. and found him deceased in his apartment. They have not released the cause of death yet."

TMZ added Young’s body was found with a gun-shot wound, which seemed to be self-inflicted.

Young was also known for appearing on “Scrubs” and in several films, most notably 2004’s “Friday Night Lights.” 

Celebrities took to Twitter on Monday to grieve for their colleague.  "I had the pleasure of working w/ #LeeThompsonYoung on Flash Forward & he was an extremely talented beautiful soul," “Bring It On” star Gabrielle Union tweeted after hearing about his passing.

“Rizzoli & Isles” creator Janet Tamaro also went to the social media site to share her condolences: "We are all without the words to truly express our collective grief and profound sadness at the loss of such a sweet, bright light," she tweeted. "We are broken-hearted. #RIPLeeThompsonYoung."

West Wing Star Dule Hill also tweeted about the tragic news:

Fans flooded the mini-blog with #RIPLeeThompsonYoung and #LeeThompsonYoung: 

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