Lee Thompson Young Had History of Bipolar Disorder, Depression

Lee Thompson Young
It's been revealed that the late Lee Thompson Young had a history of bipolar disorder and depression during the time he committed suicide at age 29 in his North Hollywood apartment in August 2013  Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage

Almost two months after actor Lee Thompson Young took his own life at the age of 29, it's been revealed that the Rizzoli & Isles actor had a history with bipolar disorder. A report from the Los Angeles Country Coroner revealed Tuesday, Oct. 8, (via The Daily News) that at the time, Young was taking medication for his condition and also suffered from depression. Lithium capsules and Quetiapine Fumarate tablets were found both at his residence and detected in his blood. The report also mentions that no trace of opiates, cocaine, alcohol or other drugs were found in his system.

The late star was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his right temple at his North Hollywood apartment on Aug. 19 after he didn't turn up for a call time on set of the TNT series. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that a suicide note was also not found at the tragic scene.

"Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed," Young's publicist said at the time in a statement.

Young first broke out in 1998 as the lead in Disney's The Famous Jett Jackson. He later reprised the role in a 2001 movie about the character, also making appearance on TV shows such as Smallville and Scrubs.

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!

Close popup

Welcome to In Motion

Bring photos to life with Us Weekly's exciting new mobile experience!

What's In Motion? Tell me more

What's In Motion?

Go back

How to Use In Motion

What's In Motion? Tell me more