Actor Lee Thompson Young Died From Self-Inflicted Gunshot

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/ September 3, 2013

Actor Lee Thompson Young, who reportedly committed suicide in August, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to an official death certificate obtained by TMZ.

The former Rizzoli and Isles star’s body was found at his North Hollywood apartment after he failed to show up on the set of the TNT drama. He was 29.

“We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man,” TNT said in a statement. “He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother.”

Young’s breakout role was the title character in 1998 Disney show The Famous Jett Jackson. He went on to star in the 2004 film Friday Night Lights movie and 2006’s Akeelah and the Bee, The Guardian, South Beach, Scrubs and Smallville.