Lee Thompson Young
In this article, we are going to cover Lee Thompson Young Biography, Lee Thompson Young Death, Cause of death, Age, Funeral, and everything you should know about him.
Lee Thompson Young was an American actor who was born on February 1, 1984, and tragically died on August 19, 2013. He is best known for his hit series The Famous Jett Jackson (1998–2001) that was on the Disney Channel television. His last role was on the TNT police drama series called Rizzoli & Isles.
Lee Thompson Young Biography | Death
Lee Thompson Young was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the son of Tommy Scott Young and Velma Elaine. After the divorce of his parents, He lived with his mother from the age of 12. He used to actively participate in the school dramas. He was only at age ten when he portrayed Martin Luther King in a play called A Night of Stars and Dreams by Dwight Woods.
He later graduated from the University of Southern California, where he majored in Cinematic Arts.
Lee Thompson Young Movies & TV Shows
Lee Thompson Young was actively working on movies and tv shows from a young age. He started his career at Disney on series “The Famous Jett Jackson” where he played the lead role as Jett Jackson. He also starred in Johnny Tsunami (1999) which was another Disney production.
He also did many short roles in series and movies such as he was a guest actor on CBS series The Guardian and in the movie Friday Night Lights (2004). Some of his other work is in the movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004), South Beach, Smallville, Akeelah and the Bee (2006), The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007), Scrubs and many others. He was last seen playing the role of Barry Frost on the TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles.
Lee Thompson Young | How Did He Die ?
Lee Thompson Young died on August 19, 2013. When he did not show up to shoot an episode of Rizzoli & Isles, Police were called to check on him at his Los Angeles apartment. He was found dead at his apartment. Later it was revealed that cause of death was Suicide. Police also confirmed the cause of death as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was taking regular medication. He was also suffering from depression before his death.
Lee Thompson Young Funeral
Funeral services were held at Inglewood Park Cemetery. A three-hour memorial service was held on the Paramount Studios lot. His family then launched the Lee Thompson Young Foundation as an effort to remove the stigma around mental health. You can support the cause by donating https://www.ltyfoundation.org/give