Lee Thompson Young Didn’t Leave Suicide Note, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Stops Filming

by | August 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM | Black Entertainment, Celebrity Deaths, Rizzoli & Isles, TV News

Lee Thompson Young of "Rizzoli & Isles" (Photo: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Lee Thompson Young didn’t leave any closure behind for his loved ones before committing suicide. According to new reports, the 29-year-old actor didn’t leave a suicide note behind, and his “Rizzoli & Isles” costars are now mourning his death.

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Law enforcement sources told TMZ that a suicide note was not found in Young’s North Hollywood apartment after he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday, Aug. 19. Though The Famous Jett Jackson reportedly kept a regular diary, the entries apparently did not reveal a reason why the former Disney star would take his own life.

On Monday, Young’s publicist said in a statement to TMZ, “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.”

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Following the actor’s tragic death, The Wrap reports that TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” has shut down production of the police drama series. Young played Det. Barry Frost on the show alongside Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.

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“We’re devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young,” read a post on “Rizzoli & Isles’s” official Twitter account Monday. “Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him.”

It is unclear how long production of “Rizzoli & Isles” will be suspended while cast and crew mourn the loss of Young.

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