Monday, August 19, 2013

Time out for a memorial

Even if you’re not a Rizzoli & Isles regular, the death of actor Lee Thompson Young is a terrible loss

His publicist confirmed the death at 11:40 AM, 8/19/2013. According to TMZ, Rizzoli & Isles staffers called Young’s landlord when he failed to show up for work. Young was then discovered with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The quote from the Rizzoli&Isles fan site:

"Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and off-screen, 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."

Lee Thompson Young’s star started to rise as Disney’s Jett Jackson. He went on to play running back Chris Comer in the movie “Friday Night Lights,” and was currently appearing as Boston police detective Barry Frost on “Rizzoli & Isles.”

He was born in Columbia, SC and attended USC. He later enrolled in the School of Cinematic Arts on full scholarship, graduating magna cum laude in 2005.

Lee Thompson Young was 29 years old.

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