R.I.P. Lee Thompson Young (The Famous Jett Jackson)

Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young, star of Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson”, has committed suicide, Los Angeles Police Department confirms to People.com. He was 29.

Young’s longtime manager, Jonathan Baruch, released a statement to People:

“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. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time.”

TMZ reports that Young’s body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Photo: Getty Images



 


67 Responses to “R.I.P. Lee Thompson Young (The Famous Jett Jackson)”

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    Bird says:

    R.I.P. Lee. You just never know what is going on with folk. So sad.

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    bnatural says:

    I saw this online not too long ago :sad: R.I.P

    …his show was just renewed too….

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    Sunkissed404 says:

    Damnit Man!! –__– I’m so sick of all this…So sad. RIP Jett Jackson

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    My Lord :sad: damn depresson is awful yo!

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    flsun99 says:

    This is so sad…

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    KyCakes says:

    I loved his character on “Rizzoli & Isles”

    The homicide detective who throws up around dead bodies.. :lol:

    R.I.P.

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    My god this is awful :no:

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    Cocoabana says:

    damnit, smh. RIP. What little girl didn’t have a crush on this guy?

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    His face looks familiar but I never seen anything he played in :no: RIP……. and I certainly pray for the family. Unexpected death is the worse, especially like this

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    libra80sbaby says:

    This is why I would never want my kids in Hollyweird. There is something evil and sinister going on in that entertainment world if the majority of them are either on drugs or committing suicide. IJS. Somethin aint right in that town.

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    libra80sbaby says:

    This is why I would never want my kids in Hollyweird. There is something evil and sinister going on in that entertainment world if the majority of them are either on drugs or committing suicide. IJS. Somethin aint right in that town.

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    His eyes are beautiful chile :tea:

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    Jdore says:

    R.I.P. Lee! I’ll miss seeing him and those pretty eyes on Rizzoli & Isles :cry:

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    Trucie says:

    Terribly heart broken. Just so sad.

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    KyCakes says:

    Jenie :hide:

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    n1kk1a says:

    That poor baby. He was so full of life. Not my beautiful Jet Jackson!

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    Ty says:

    RIP Lee

    Gorgeous eyes

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    The Pearl! says:

    Well….damn! Rest in peace, young fella.

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    libra80sbaby says:

    This is why I would never want my kids in Hollyweird.
    ____________________________

    Exactly why till this day my dad never wanted me in modeling, or anywhere near the industry…. don’t get me wrong shyt happens everyday but …… he definitely made it clear :stop: no hollywood

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    Shuga Honey says:

    too beautiful to die in such an ugly way. Rest in Paradise, Mr. Young.

    @Libra they are dropping like flies out here in these regular streets too. we just have to do your best to equip our babies with tools for survival no matter where they are physically or mentally.

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    Ky Ky that dudes eyes in your gravie though :hahaha:

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    Went to school with a boy who died, that looked just like him

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    Ty says:

    libra80sbaby says:

    This is why I would never want my kids in Hollyweird. There is something evil and sinister going on in that entertainment world if the majority of them are either on drugs or committing suicide. IJS. Somethin aint right in that town
    ___________
    :cosign: Some of them have actually spoken out. Its sad what they have to go through at the hands of these so called directors and producers :cry:

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    KyCakes says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    Ky Ky that dudes eyes in your gravie though :hahaha:
    ——————————————————————–
    That would be New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in: “Frisky Business”
    :rofl:

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    TURNERKL3 says:

    LORD!!! This has broken my heart! I loved this guy since his Disney days. :(

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    deedeegirl says:

    This is just a waste. He was a handsome and talented young man and no problem or issue was worth the cost of his life. I will never understand why people think suicide is an acceptable solution to what is certainly a temporary problem.

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    KyCakes says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:
    Ky Ky that dudes eyes in your gravie though :hahaha:
    ——————————————————————–
    That would be New York Mayor Michae
    l Bloomberg in: “Frisky Business
    ________________________

    :ghost:

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    Bird says:

    libra80sbaby says:

    This is why I would never want my kids in Hollyweird.
    *************************

    My baby wants to be a starra and I was going to move out there and the whole 9 to support her dream. The Lawd put something in my heart that said, girl don’t you destroy that baby’s life for money. I haven’t told her it is out of the question yet, but it’s out of the question at this point.

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    goat76 says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    His face looks familiar but I never seen anything he played in :no: RIP……. and I certainly pray for the family. Unexpected death is the worse, especially like this
    ———————
    He played in Friday Night Lights(Movie)

    He was the young running back that replaced Boobie Miles when got hurt.

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    KyCakes says:

    Bird says:

    libra80sbaby says:

    This is why I would never want my kids in Hollyweird.
    *************************

    My baby wants to be a starra and I was going to move out there and the whole 9 to support her dream. The Lawd put something in my heart that said, girl don’t you destroy that baby’s life for money. I haven’t told her it is out of the question yet, but it’s out of the question at this point.
    ———————————————————————
    My BFF’s Son does commercials and modeling for an agency in Atlanta. He’s done ‘webisodes’ and commercials for Cartoon Network other stations.

    There are other options if your child wants to get into acting/modeling….

  32. 32
    BCinKS says:

    deedeegirl says:

    This is just a waste. He was a handsome and talented young man and no problem or issue was worth the cost of his life. I will never understand why people think suicide is an acceptable solution to what is certainly a temporary problem.

    ————-
    The catch is that, to the person who is depressed, it doesn’t feel temporary. If it was depression, it more than likely had nothing to do with his life situation. Sometimes, people are just depressed and nothing can change that but medication which a lot of people do not want to take. The brain is a strange place.

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    Zoe B. says:

    I wonder what it was :no:

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    datsmdubya2u says:

    Shuga Honey says:

    too beautiful to die in such an ugly way. Rest in Paradise, Mr. Young.

    @Libra they are dropping like flies out here in these regular streets too. we just have to do your best to equip our babies with tools for survival no matter where they are physically or mentally.

    _____________________________

    AND let them know it’s o.k to seek help

  35. 35

    Depression has no name and no rationale

  36. 36
    Bird says:

    BCinKS says:

    The catch is that, to the person who is depressed, it doesn’t feel temporary. If it was depression, it more than likely had nothing to do with his life situation. Sometimes, people are just depressed and nothing can change that but medication which a lot of people do not want to take. The brain is a strange place.
    *********************

    :cosign:

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    datsmdubya2u says:

    Bird says:

    BCinKS says:

    The catch is that, to the person who is depressed, it doesn’t feel temporary. If it was depression, it more than likely had nothing to do with his life situation. Sometimes, people are just depressed and nothing can change that but medication which a lot of people do not want to take. The brain is a strange place.
    *********************

    :cosign:

    _________________________

    Agree the chemical imbalance in the brain precludes rational thinking in a lot of cases

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    BCinKS says:

    The catch is that, to the person who is depressed, it doesn’t feel temporary. If it was depression, it more than likely had nothing to do with his life situation. Sometimes, people are just depressed and nothing can change that but medication which a lot of people do not want to take. The brain is a strange place.

    werd! :tea:

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    RIP handsome. Never saw him before today, but it is still sad nonetheless.
    Gosh the pressures of this world and the inability of today’s youth to bear them. :sad:

    OAN…WHY MiMi don’t know that man is gay? As loose as his bewty is, she STILL don’t know he’s gay? That Scientology messed her UP. I want her to chase Stevie again, and get this fake Sweetness off Roll Bounce lookin’ ninja OFF the show.
    :coffee:

  41. 41

    the whole innanets is abuzz with his passing :(

    least the black one is..

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    MsB2u says:

    THIS IS SAD I REALLY WONDER WAS THINGS THAT BAD

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    MsB

    u just never know what’s hiding behind ppl smiles sometimes. depression is REAL! i have to fight that bish from time to time myself :box:

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    OAN…WHY MiMi don’t know that man is gay? As loose as his bewty is, she STILL don’t know he’s gay? That Scientology messed her UP. I want her to chase Stevie again, and get this fake Sweetness off Roll Bounce lookin’ ninja OFF the show.
    ____________________

    I believe she do know, just as well I believe she know Steebie, likes to take it up the azz :tea: I think she is ok with it…. :coffee:

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    FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod) says:

    MsB
    u just never know what’s hiding behind ppl smiles sometimes. depression is REAL! i have to fight that bish from time to time myself
    _________________________

    Word ,,,, :karate: you gotta fight that spirit off :box:

  47. 47

    Death is something i haven’t fully come to terms with. i’ve lost aunts & uncles & all my Grandparents..but the thought of my parents, spouse, siblings, children leaving me?? :crying: <—SO serrus

    i cannot DEAL! :chase:

    hey Jen! :hug:

  48. 48

    Kim from RHOA is expecting twins, shyt :no:

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    BCinKS says:

    The catch is that, to the person who is depressed, it doesn’t feel temporary. If it was depression, it more than likely had nothing to do with his life situation. Sometimes, people are just depressed and nothing can change that but medication which a lot of people do not want to take. The brain is a strange place.
    *********************

    This.

    SMH.

    I don’t get why people don’t understand that depression is a real disease. It’s like telling someone with parkinson’s to stop shaking.

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    KayCeiSoul says:

    Thank you Jenie! THANK! YEW! (LOUD AND CLAPPING HANDS LIKE A HOODRAT)
    She is a freak.

    Hey FayBOO!! :hug:

  52. 52

    Jen

    chile i refuse to let it get the best of me. when i feel it coming i remind myself of ALL that i have to be thankful for. which is much more that i care to admit sometimes..but honey if God don’t do a single thing else for me he’s done more than enough. :nun: took me a while to realize this, but SO glad i c it clearly now :yes:

    it has no power over me anymore, i recognize it for what it is..an illusion

  53. 53

    Then that heffah had the nerve to be smoking cigs, on the beach while she is pregnant :no:

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    libra80sbaby says:

    Ty says:

    libra80sbaby says:
    This is why I would never want my kids in Hollyweird. There is something evil and sinister going on in that entertainment world if the majority of them are either on drugs or committing suicide. IJS. Somethin aint right in that town
    ___________
    :cosign: Some of them have actually spoken out. Its sad what they have to go through at the hands of these so called directors and producers :cry:
    ——————–
    Those are called their “handlers” A lot of “handlers” are pedophiles or sick ppl who prey on children. That’s why these wholesome kids that be on Disney and Nick, when they get old enough they are forced to push an oversexualized agenda. The industry grabs the attention of little kids and they idolize and grow up with these child stars, then when they start to turn them into sex symbols, kids copy and idolize that too because they have already grown up watching/idolizing the persona. It’s a sick cycle.

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    Bird says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    ……just as well I believe she know Steebie, likes to take it up the azz….
    ****************************
    :box:

    Woooossssaaaahhhh!! Ok. I’m calm. You ain’t just gone be runnin round here slandering my baby daddy name. Yall gone stop hating on LPG. Cause yall know if Steebie come around with his beefcake yall panties gone fall off. You need to stop frontin.

    :steer: :haha: Me and Queen Joseline clowning yall for being way down in the rotation for the beefcake.

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    FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod) says:

    Jen
    chile i refuse to let it get the best of me. when i feel it coming i remind myself of ALL that i have to be thankful for. which is much more that i care to admit sometimes..but honey if God don’t do a single thing else for me he’s done more than enough. :nun: took me a while to realize this, but SO glad i c it clearly now :yes:
    ____________________________

    :woot: but god!!!!!! This is why for myself, when I feel like this I seclude myself from people, pray, get me together, and if that takes staying home chilling then so be it. I had to cut a friend off recently because I needed to deal with some personal things, and me not wanting bring my misery to her, she throw shade at me….. smh .. In Loo I will not subject others to my demons,,,,

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    Roaches says:

    FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod) says:

    such a handsome young man..i pray for his family :pray:

    A mess. Just a mess. My whole week is gonna be blue…Folks cant blame Hollywood. I read up above someone gave up their dreams because of fear. Scared what Hollywood may/might do to you and yours. Your loss. More money for the White folks who arent afraid to think outside the box. People take their own lives all the time. Children go astray daily. Those that happen in Hollywood are broadcasted on the news. Thats the only difference. Anyway Fay,,,Once again thanks for the info. I also ordered her some vitamins that my aunt recommended. Altogether it was 42 dollars. Not bad at all. I guess I’ll ttyl,,,Sandra gave me a new smiley to direct at you :sheep: We can use it later when the news isnt as depressing.

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    libra80sbaby says:

    Look at Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Rhianna etc. They all started off as sweet little innocent girls and then oneday BAM!! They on tv half butt botty naked, grindin and gyrating and it appears to happen overnight. They the story is, “good girl, gone bad.” Or “I’m not a little girl anymore. I’m showing my independence.” When in reality, the deeper in the industry they go, they LESS control they have over their lives and career. :no: It’s sad, really.

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    Bird says:

    Roaches says:

    I read up above someone gave up their dreams because of fear.

    ******************************

    It’s my daughters dream. She’s 9. She gone have to come up with another dream.

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    Roaches says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod) says:
    Jen
    chile i refuse to let it get the best of me. when i feel it coming i remind myself of ALL that i have to be thankful for. which is much more that i care to admit sometimes..but honey if God don’t do a single thing else for me he’s done more than enough. :nun: took me a while to realize this, but SO glad i c it clearly now :yes:
    ____________________________
    :woot: but god!!!!!! This is why for myself, when I feel like this I seclude myself from people, pray, get me together, and if that takes staying home chilling then so be it. I had to cut a friend off recently because I needed to deal with some personal things, and me not wanting bring my misery to her, she throw shade at me….. smh .. In Loo I will not subject others to my demons,,,,

    Wow,,,But Jen,,,Arent our friends supposed to be there in times like these? How can we battle demons alone? Youre not Buffy,,,We gone discuss this later,,,Im taking down a note right now.

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    libra80sbaby says:

    Bird says:

    Roaches says:
    I read up above someone gave up their dreams because of fear.
    ******************************
    It’s my daughters dream. She’s 9. She gone have to come up with another dream.
    ——————–
    :applause: Bird. :thumbsup:

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    Unshakable says:

    @topic – Rest in peace, Mr. Young. You will be missed by those closest to you as well as the people in the world whose lives you touched. No judgment from this corner.

    @suicide/depression, etc:

    BCinKS said it best…..the brain is a strange place. A previous poster stated that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. While I believe this wholeheartedly, my ability to cope in addition to how I cope aid me in holding fast to said belief. For some people, their brain processes daily life/situations in such a manner that they see the situation as “it’s never going to get better” or “what’s the point of going on?” They have gotten so low, so encumbered with the weight of their problems that they believe (or their brains tell them) that nothing can be done.

    Regarding Jenie’s post about having to back up from her friend to collect herself:

    A rose commented that in those times a friend can prove helpful. While this is sometimes true, some people are able to process things on their own, or they need to sort through their thoughts before letting someone in. I can appreciate Jenie’s comment because I am that way. If I’m going through something, I need to work my way through it, or just take a moment and appreciate the struggle. I need to understand by myself what God is tryna tell me via through said adversity. Then, once I’ve collected myself, I will open up to someone.

    @all roses:

    If you ever need to talk to someone, please reach out. Know that help is available. I dunno if Auntie Sandrita allows for the number to be posted regarding suicide prevention, but Auntie could you please do a/another medical minute on suicide/depression with a phone number/website that people can utilize? By your blog being widely recognized, you may be able to help someone live just one more day.

    PS – Instead of telling God how big your problems are, tell your problems how big God is! :yes:

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    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    DEPRESSION IS VERY SERIOUS…..AND VERY REAL. DEPRESSION WILL TAKE YOU TO THE DEPTHS OF HELL AND YOU ARE LEFT WONDERING WHY AM I HERE AND HOW DID I GET HERE. IT COMES OUT OF NO WHERE SOMETIMES….I KNOW, I LIVE IT…..I AM THANKFUL FOR MY GOD AND CHILDREN WHICH KEEPS ME HOLDING ON….

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    Sandra Rose says:

    @ MUNCHOSGIRL, I’ve been saying this for years, that depression in the gay community is rampant. But the media with their Gay Agenda seeks to put a band aid over the real problem by forcing society to accept the homosexual lifestyle as normal. It is not normal. And gay people will continue to kill themselves until depression is addressed in the gay community.

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    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    WELL SANDRA, I THINK SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T KNOW. I KNOW PLENTY OF PEOPLE WHO DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT A DR.’S OFFICE LOOKS LIKE AFTER A CERTAIN AGE. THEY DON’T RECOGNIZE IT FOR WHAT IT IS. BEING THAT MY BELIEF IS STRONG, THERE IS GOD, AND ON THE OTHER HAND THERE IS SATAN. I HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED, AND FOUGHT WITH THE VOICES. A VOICE WHERE YOU WOULD THINK SOMEONE ELSE IS IN THE ROOM WITH YOU, IT WAS JUST THAT CLEAR, TELLING YOU IF YOU TAKE YOUR LIFE YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING THAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE AT THAT MOMENT. IT WAS AT THAT POINT THAT I GOT MEDICAL HELP.

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    SunnyPA says:

    @MUNCHOSGIRL …. well said. I’ve never heard voices but suffer from severe depression. Even with medication, sometimes it can creep up on me and I quickly call my therapist. It can be very debilitating. In dealing with depression, I wouldn’t wish my darkest moment on anyone… and shopping or chillin’ doesn’t make it go away. You don’t have to be stressed out to be depressed…but God help you if you are stressed and dealing with depression. It has nothing to do with your occupation. Clinical depression is a disease like cancer…and it can be just as deadly.

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    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    @SunnyPA THE SUDDEN ONSET IS WHAT GETS ME MOST, BECAUSE I CAN BE JUST FINE, THEN THE DARKNESS JUST APPEARS. I DON’T LET MY KIDS SEE ME LIKE THAT SO, I DO SPEND A LOT OF TIME LOCKED UP IN MY ROOM. THE UNCONTROLLABLE CRYING IS THE WORSE, HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT TO CO-WORKERS. IT’S VERY OVER WHELMING AT TIMES.

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