Rizzoli & Isles Star Lee Thompson Young Dead At 29

Lee Thompson Young, a star of TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” has died, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

Authorities found the body of the 29-year-old actor at his apartment around 8 AM on Monday morning.

“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” Young’s long time manager Jonathan Baruch, said in a statement to Access. “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 [at] this very difficult time.”

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Young played Detective Barry Frost, who worked with Angie Harmon’s Detective Rizzoli, on solving cases on the TNT drama.

Executive Producer Janet Tamaro shared the grief of the “Rizzoli & Isles” cast and crew in a series of Tweets on Monday.

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“We are all without the words to truly express our collective grief and profound sadness at the loss of such a sweet, bright light,” Tamaro wrote.

“We are broken-hearted. #RIPLeeThompsonYoung,” she added.

Just last week, TNT greenlit “Rizzoli & Isles” for a fifth season.

-- Jolie Lash

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