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Disney star Lee Thompson Young dead at 29

Lee Thompson Young was found dead Monday. (Source: Facebook) Lee Thompson Young was found dead Monday. (Source: Facebook)
By Syrenthia Harris - email

(RNN) - Lee Thompson Young, best known as the lead character in the Disney Channel television series The Famous Jett Jackson, has died.

Police confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the 29-year-old was found at approximately 9:45 PT dead of an apparent suicide by gunshot.

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According to TMZ, Young's landlord discovered his body in his Los Angeles home with a gunshot that may be self-inflicted.

Young was currently starring as Boston police detective Barry Frost in the TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles.

The rising star also co-starred in films such as: Akeelah and the Bee, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story and Friday Night Lights.

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