The body of Lee Thompson Young, an actor best known for his roles as a young star on the Disney Channel program “The Famous Jett Jackson” and a detective on the popular TNT series “Rizzoli & Isles,” was discovered at his Los Angeles home on Monday (May 1) after he missed work.
According to his manager, suἰcide was the cause of his deἀth. Since the show’s debut in 2010, Mr. Young has appeared on “Rizzoli & Isles,” a police drama based on Tess Gerritsen novels set in Boston.
He portrayed Barry Frost, the partner of Angie Harmon’s Jane Rizzoli, a computer-savvy muɼder detective who can’t tolerate the sight of blood. The renewal of “Rizzoli & Isles” for a second season was revealed on Monday, May 1, 2023.
In 1998, Mr. Young’s first significant performance was as the titular character in “The Famous Jett Jackson.” The show is centered on a young action star who decides to bring the action back to suburban North Carolina from Hollywood so he may continue his family life.
Marc Weingarten wrote an article about diversity on television in The New York Times.
“The Famous Jett Jackson makes instructive drama out of the sentimental truism that family and friends trump fame and wealth, But Jett, a hip-hop-loving kid played with guileless charm by Lee Thompson Young is never sitcom-bland.”
According to the New York Times, Mr. Young, who grew up in South Carolina, said, I sympathized with the character, and I get out of L.A. as often as I can.”
Lee Thompson Young was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on February 1, 1984. When he was ten, he portrayed Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a school play. Two years later, he went to New York with his mother to the Union Theological Seminary, where he obtained an agent.
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Long after he started acting professionally, he obtained a film production degree from the University of Southern California. Mr. Young appeared frequently in the NBC comedy “Scrubs” and the W.B. superhero drama “Smallville.”
BuzzFeed News wrote in a Twitter tribute to the young star-
Report: “Jett Jackson” Actor Lee Thompson Young Dead At 29 http://t.co/HE9bcGb0BV pic.twitter.com/NCuJFDQa1f
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 19, 2013
In the high school football drama “Friday Night Lights” (2004) and “Akeelah and the Bee” (2006), both starring Laurence Fishburne, he also played an actor. His mother and sister are still alive. Follow us on Twitter for more information and up-to-date news.