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Disney & Friday Night Lights Star Dead Of Apparent Suicide At 29

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Lee Thompson Young was only 29!

This hurts our heart so much. The up-and-coming actor made his Hollywood debut on Disney's The Famous Jett Jackson, after which he sprang into the big screen with Friday Night Lights.

The star didn't show up to work this morning, when TNT's Rizzoli & Isles staffers thought it best to call his landlord (a piece of information that suggests his co-workers may have been suspect to whatever problems may be to blame).

When the landlord opened the door, there was Lee's dead body, inflicted with a gunshot wound. Officials believe it to be a suicide.

This comes on the heels of The Bachelor star Gia Allemand's suicide, a tragedy that compelled us to speak up about the dark hole so many of us find ourselves in — and that it CAN BE PREVENTED!

Nobody should ever feel like there's no escape except death. You CAN bring yourself up for air! You CAN change your life for the positive. You CAN make it! We promise you.

We are just utterly devastated over our loss with Lee. His star was shining with so much potential. We sincerely hope he is at peace now, and we extended our warmest thoughts and love to his friends and family. May you all find strength in each other.

UPDATE — Lee's publicist just confirmed that it was indeed a suicide and issued this tragic statement:

"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."

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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22 comments to “Disney & Friday Night Lights Star Dead Of Apparent Suicide At 29”



  1. 1

    ugh…so sad.

  2. TruthSpeaker says – reply to this


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    ohhh no, this is sad! He was such a promising young actor. RIP



  3. 3

    Stupid!!!



  4. 4

    So sad :( loved him in Rizzoli and Isles



  5. 5

    This is so sad. I loved this guy. He was very talented.



  6. 6

    So sad!!!!!! I loved him on Rizzoli and Isles!! I cannot believe this. I wonder what was going on in his life/mind.



  7. 7

    Oh I am really shocked he seemed so sweet I loved him on Rizzoli & Isles from his crush on Jane to his gagging at the all the murders. We will miss him, such a waste.

  8. Alice Killjoy says – reply to this


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    I loved the show the Famous Jett Jackson growing up. It was one of my favorite Disney shows :(

  9. WHAT? says – reply to this


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    RIP Jett Jackson :(



  10. 10

    Oh stop with your "hurts our heart" shit. We get that you're a glitter homo. But we also get that you're one phony asshole, and you care about YOU. So stop with your fake-ass pain, you stupid piece of trash.

  11. Why says – reply to this


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    Re: Wow Are You An Idiot

    Does this really seem like the appropriate story to call someone out? If you don't like him why are you on his site? Grow up.



  12. 12

    Re: WhyRe: Why – If anyone wants any shit out of you, we'll just squeeze your head, asshole. Do you honestly think anyone else cares whether or not YOU think what's is appropriate? Get a clue … pull your head out of your ass and know, once and for all, how very unimportant you are. You are, in fact, a nobody. Please stop breathing, like this dead guy did. You libtards are all fucking losers and you think because you're teeny, unimportant self is offended that everyone else should apologize forever. Fuck you asshole. Suicide is SELFISH, yet sometimes helpful for those who have to cope with your type, and I wish you and your kind would do the world a favor and follow this guy's lead. Digest THAT, you ignorant, miserable piece of shit. :D



  13. 13

    Re: Why – PS, retard: People like us are on this site to call him out and to make the rest of you aware of who and what the homo is. And you know what? None of us needs your fucking permission to do it, loser. If you don't like it, go the fuck away.



  14. 14

    Re: Why – Was this really an appropriate story to call someone out? No? Guess you got told, fool. Bet in the dictionary, beside the word hypocrite, we would all find your picture. I think you're the one who needs to grow up since you can't seem to practice what you preach, fool.
    .
    Re: Who Asked You? – Um, I think you're a bit harsh but I feel ya.

  15. Astrochicks says – reply to this


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    Wow, angry much. Anyone can talk shit, not everyone can make an intelligent comment. You have no idea what pain this talented young guy was in. If you want to see someone selfish, take a long look in the mirror. Obviously, you have way to much time on your hands to stomp on someones grave. Get a life.

  16. Laura says – reply to this


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    It feels that he had a gentle soul. May he rest in peace.



  17. 17

    R.I.P Loved his Disney show. Haven't seen his new stuff.



  18. 18

    :( R.I.P ♥

  19. UglyMichelle says – reply to this


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    Really sad, seemed like a talented and smart guy. My uncle committed suicide over a girl thinking he would "show her". It's a permanent solution to a usually temporary situation. Live and love your life. Things might get tough, but there is usually a light at the end of the tunnel.

  20. CJ says – reply to this


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    This breaks my heart! He's so young just like my brother was. Its been three years since my brother took his own life and I was hoping that things had come along way and changed when it came to mental health issues. Its something that should be easily spoken about not shyed away from and brushed under the carpet. There's nothing wrong with being mental unwell but people always think they will get treated differently if they were to talk about it and that's why so many people don't get help and end up walking among the stars. Its truly heart breaking. God bless him and his family. I know how your feeling right now & will keep you all in my prayers. Such an amazing actor, what a sad loss. god bless.

  21. Kimberly says – reply to this


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    I'm so tried of seeing this in the news because of the fact 2 years ago my husband did the same thing and it make something that I thought it was a wound that was healing and makes thing worst again thank you. You can get help there is people to listen

  22. ONIT says – reply to this


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    Oh no! I really liked him since he was DC'S Cyborg. RIP!