Former Disney, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ star Lee Thompson Young dead at 29

Posted Aug. 19, 2013, at 3:24 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young, best known for his lead role in the 1990s series “The Famous Jett Jackson,” has died in Los Angeles, a police spokeswoman said. The actor was 29.

Young was found dead by police at his home in the North Hollywood area of the city early on Monday, after his co-workers on the TNT cable drama series “Rizzoli & Isles” called authorities to say he had not turned up for work, Sgt. Jerretta Sandoz said.

The cause of death is not yet known, police said.

Young rose to fame as Jett Jackson on the Disney Channel, and went on to star on television shows such as “Friday Night Lights” and “South Beach.”

The actor most recently starred as Detective Barry Frost on “Rizzoli & Isles.”

 

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