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.
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