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.

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Redaric Williams

Loyal reader Bird requested today's Morning Wood featuring model/actor Redaric Williams. The 32-year-old Michigan born, 6-foot-1 actor is also an author and musician. He is best known for his role as Tyler Michaelson on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. Redaric has 7 siblings including his twin sister who is 1 minute older than him. In college he was given the nickname "Red". Don't get too excited about this one, ladies. There are rumors that he bats for the other team.

Note to you Baller Alert HAGS: I am not making this up.

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