RIP, Lee Thompson Young

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Registered: 09-23-2010
RIP, Lee Thompson Young
Wed, 08-21-2013 - 10:49am

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"Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young has died at the age of 29, TMZ reports. The actor, perhaps best known for his role as Jett Jackson on Disney’s The Famous Jett Jackson, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Aug. 19, Lee’s publicist confirmed. E! Online reports that the actor suffered from depression leading up to his tragic death." [Read More]

Such a sad, sad thing. :( I absolutely adore him on Rizzoli & Isles and was looking forward to him and Frankie working together more. 

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Registered: 03-25-2013
Thu, 08-22-2013 - 3:35pm

This just breaks my heart.  I loved him on The Famous Jett Jackson.  He was such a talented young man.


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Registered: 03-22-2007
Thu, 08-22-2013 - 3:12pm
That's just so sad :( I love him on R&I as well, didn't make the connection because the headlines all said former Disney star. It's such a waste, he was a talented actor. The show won't be the same without him.


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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 08-21-2013 - 3:23pm

I had not heard about his passing until the end of Rizzoli and Isles last night, when they put "In Loving Memory etc" on the screen....and then I searched online, and read about it. Such a shame.... I never saw him as Jett Jackson but I really liked him on R&I. 

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 08-21-2013 - 2:25pm

I heard this mentioned on the radio this morning, but don't watch Rizzoli and Isles so didn't "know" him, but I definitely remember him from The Famous Jett Jackson.  Very sad to hear.