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Breaking: Actor Lee Thompson Young dies

Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young dead at 29

An actor noted for a Disney character he portrayed in the late ’90s has died. TMZ reports that Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his Hollywood home from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Young’s body was reportedly discovered by a landlord who went to check on the actor after he was a no-show for his current role in TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles.”

He was 29 years old.

Before landing his current acting gig, Young portrayed Disney character Jett Jackson in “The Famous Jett Jackson” and had a starring role in 2004’s “Friday Night Lights.”

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  1. Notya Biznes on August 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Wow! I’m so sorry to hear that… My daughter will be sad… She loved Jet Jackson…

  2. lauradet2 on August 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    If he only knew that the sun would rise tomorrow and bring a better day.