Obituaries

Shocking black celebrity suicides

Wed., Aug. 21, 2013 11:03 AM EDT
by Louvonia McClain

YOUNG

This week Hollywood lost another young talented actor to suicide. Lee Thompson Young, 29, starred as The Famous Jett Jackson from 1998 to 2001 on The Disney Channel and most recently played the role of Detective Barry Frost on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles. Many friends and fans are having a hard time understanding how and why such a thing could happen to a person who was always smiling and positive, often giving advice and words of encouragement when others were down.

Actress Meagan Good is one of those friends who considered Young to be a great friend. She immediately took to Twitter and Instagram sharing her condolences and memories of the two growing up in the world of acting together. A day after she posted another message even more heartfelt than the first, asking for prayers for Young’s mom who is understandingly taking his death very hard.

Meagan

Young isn’t the first celeb to take his own life. There have been quite a few black celebrities that have ended their own lives leaving family, friends and fans baffled.

We send our condolences to the family of Lee Thompson Young.

Check out the list of black celebs who are gone too soon due to suicide.

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