It was reported this morning that former Disney Star Lee Thompson Young (Jett Jackson) was found dead by his landlord in his L.A home from an apparent suicide. He died from what is reported as a self inflicted gun shot wound. The star was only 29 years old. In addition to playing “Jett Jackson” he also acted in: Friday Night Lights, Johnny Tsunami, and most recently: Rizzoli & Isles.
TMZ is reporting that a few of his coworkers grew concerned after Young failed to report to work on set this am. They contacted his landlord to go to his home to see if he was okay. It was then that the landlord made the grim discovery of Young’s lifeless body. This story is far from over. Just like Heath Ledger, he was a young star with so much promise and potential… What happened?
You never know what kind of demons people are battling with in their lives- celebrities included. This is most definitely a shock to everyone. I will say this though, just like the Chris Lightly situation, something about this story doesn’t feel right. Look for more developments to be reported in the up and coming days.
R.I.P Lee Thompson Young