Monday, August 19, 2013

RIP Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young

It's always with great sadness when a young actor dies, especially from a supposed suicide.

Lee Thompson Young was a 29-year-old actor who passed away today, apparently from a suicide. This morning the actor failed to show up to shooting for his television series "Rizzoli and Isles." The Los Angeles police department was notified and sent to his apartment, where he was found dead. Young's agent eventually came out saying "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 gentile soul who will be truly missed."

In addition to "Rizzoli and Isles," probably the most famous series Young is known for is The Famous Jett Jackson, a late 90's TV show from Disney. I was never faithful to the show, but I remember catching the Jett Jackson movie when I was younger and enjoying that. I personally took notice to Young after seeing him in 2004's "Friday Night Lights." Young played Chris Comer and he was one of the many actors that showcased a fine performance.

It is always tragic when someone commits suicide, I just hope that wherever Young is now, he has found a place of comfort. 

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