Lee Thompson Young Dead of Apparent Suicide: Celebs React to Famous Jett Jackson Star's Death
Lee Thompson Young's apparent suicide has left the late Rizzoli & Isles actor's friends, family, and former costars heartbroken and in shock. As previously reported, Young -- once the star of Disney's The Famous Jett Jackson -- was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday, Aug. 19. He was 29.
In the wake of his death, celebrities including Gabrielle Union, Tia Mowry, Donald Faison, and Solange Knowles have taken to Twitter to share their memories of Young. Us Weekly compiled a few of their reactions below.
Gabrielle Union: "I had the pleasure of working w/ #LeeThompsonYoung on Flash Forward & he was an extremely talented beautiful soul. My thoughts & prayers are with his loved ones. #RIP."
Tia Mowry: "My heart goes out to Lee Thompson Young. RIP. These child stars are leaving us too soon! My heart is aching..."
Donald Faison: "This breaks my heart. RIP Lee Thompson Young."
Harry Shum Jr.: "Feeling incredibly sad about Lee Thompson Young. My heart goes out to his family and friends. #gonetoosoon."
Amber Riley: "Man...RIP #LeeThompsonYoung #Jett Jackson...Everything that glitters isn't gold. You just never know, that just tore me up a little. Man..."
Jenna Ushkowitz: "My deepest thoughts and love to the friends and family who knew Lee Thompson Young."
Columbus Short: "My heart is broken today. RIP to my dear friend and brother Lee Thompson Young. Writing partner/Friend/Brother. #HeartAche...I'm going to make sure the world sees and knows what an amazing writer and visionary Lee Young was. I'm going to make our movie. #NoMatterWhat."
Wes Craven: "My sympathy to the family of Lee Thompson Young and to all those who knew and loved him...I had the pleasure of working with him in 2007 on Hills Have Eyes 2. He was a pro, gifted and warm. The tragedy of this kind of loss is particularly bewildering and painful."
Solange Knowles: "Very very sad to hear about Lee Thompson Young. He was always very kind, and such a light."
Eric McCormack: "So sad to hear about Lee Thompson Young. My condolences to his family & the cast & crew of #rizzoliandisles."
Kirsten Storms: "Sad day. My thoughts & prayers are w/ Lee Thompson Young's family & friends at this time. He was an amazing young man & won't be forgotten."