UPDATE: RumorFix has just received this statement from Lee’s longtime manager Jonathan Baruch:
“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. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time.”
Rizzoli & Isles star Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his LA apartment Monday. He was only 29-years-old.
Young played detective Barry Frost opposite Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander on the hit TNT police drama. He’d been with the show since it premiered in 2010. He’d previously starred in NBC’s long running drama Friday Night Lights and the Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson.
RumorFix has confirmed through his agent that Young was found deceased Monday but they declined to provide further details on his passing.
The show was just renewed for a fifth season last week. It’s unclear how the show will handle Young’s passing.