Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young dead of apparent suicide

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Publicity photo from TNT’s crime drama “Rizzoli & Isles.” Young played Detective Barry Frost on the show.

(PIX11) – Actor Lee Thompson Young, who starred in the popular Disney Channel show “The Famous Jett Jackson” was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday morning, TMZ is reporting.

Sources say Young’s body was found after he did not show up for work on the set of the show “Rizzoli & Isles” and staffers called to check on the actor. His landlord found his body in his apartment with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The 29-year-old’s publicist confirmed his death to TMZ, saying, “It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning…Lee was more that just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.”