Lee Thompson Young, star of Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” and most-recently TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” has reportedly committed suicide at the age of 29, according to his manager.

After not showing up for a scheduled call, his co-workers requested someone check in on the star. He was found by his landlord.


"Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young," a rep for the show said in statement. "We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and off-screen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother."

Law enforcement officials responded they could not yet comment on the man's death until an investigation could take place.

“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," longtime manager Jonathan Baruch said in a statement. “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.”


Young's credits also include "Johnny Tsunami," "Smallville," "Scrubs,"and the current show, “Rizzoli & Isles.”

Lee Thompson Young was raised in South Carolina, and was discovered by Disney to play the title role in “The Famous Jett Jackson,” an anchor program for the network from 1998 to 2001.