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Monday, August 19, 2013

Lee Thompson Young Commits Suicide

In yet another tragic death in a series that has seemed to plague the new Hollywood scene, former Disney star Lee Thompson Young has died at age 29 from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.

Young was the star of the early 2000's Disney series "The Famous Jett Jackson," and went on to star in a
variety of productions, most recently the TNT drama "Rizzoli & Isles." Reports say that when the actor didn't show up on the set today they sent someone to check on them, and that's where they found his body.

A publicist for Young released a statement on the tragedy -

"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."

Police believe he took his own life on Saturday. His death comes as a shock to those closest to him, as TMZ reports that he had "no serious life issues."

His death comes on the heels of another recent Hollywood suicide, as former Bachelor star Gia Allemand hung herself just a few short days ago. She was also 29.

There was no suicide note left behind by Young, but this story is still unfolding. Regardless of intent or circumstance, the tragedy of another young death weighs heavy on us all.

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