Lee Thompson Young's Death a 'Mystery'

3:09 PM, Aug 21, 2013   |    comments
Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young was found dead of a possible suicide. The actor headlined The Famous Jett Jackson and most recently appeared on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles. He was 29. Young broke out as a high school football star in 2004's Friday Night Lights.
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Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

Lee Thompson Young was handsome, successful and had his whole life ahead of him.

The Famous Jett Jackson star, who played Detective Barry Frost on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, was discovered dead at his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Los Angeles Monday morning. He was 29.

And police are still trying to determine what happened.

"It's still a mystery. Evidently he was a clean-cut kid who didn't use alcohol and had no reported drug problem," a law enforcement source told the Daily News Tuesday.

The source said investigators recovered a gun at the scene but had not found a suicide note.

Described by those who knew him on the show as having a "positive energy" and "soulful grace," the Daily News says reports that Thompson had in recent years begun practicing Yoruba, an African-based religion, in a search for enlightenment.

Production of Rizzoli & Isles has been suspended for the week.

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