Lee Thompson Young Didn't Leave Suicide Note, Rizzoli and Isles Suspends Filming

Celebrity News Aug. 20, 2013 AT 9:30AM
Lee Thompson Young Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young didn't leave a suicide note before taking his own life at age 29; Rizzoli & Isles has suspended filming while cast mourns his death. Credit: Rodrigo Varela/WireImage.com

Lee Thompson Young didn't leave any closure behind for his loved ones before committing suicide. According to new reports, the 29-year-old actor didn't leave a suicide note behind, and his Rizzoli & Isles costars are now mourning his death.

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Law enforcement sources told TMZ that a suicide note was not found in Young's North Hollywood apartment after he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday, Aug. 19. Though The Famous Jett Jackson reportedly kept a regular diary, the entries apparently did not reveal a reason why the former Disney star would take his own life.

On Monday, Young's publicist said in a statement to TMZ, "It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning . . . Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed."

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Following the actor's tragic death, The Wrap reports that TNT's Rizzoli & Isles has shut down production of the police drama series. Young played Det. Barry Frost on the show alongside Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.

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"We're devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young," read a post on Rizzoli & Isles' official Twitter account Monday. "Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him."

It is unclear how long production of Rizzoli & Isles will be suspended while cast and crew mourn the loss of Young.

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