Written by Zen Terrelonge
Lee Thompson Young, the child star of Disney’s The Famous Jett Jackson, committed suicide yesterday, according to TMZ.
He was only 29 and no note was left, though it’s reported that he shot himself at his North Hollywood home.
A few years ago he starred in Smallville as Victor Stone (aka Cyborg) and has been playing a detective in Rizzoli & Isles for four seasons. He was actually due for filming and failed to show, which is when the landlord was prompted to check up on him.
I remember watching him play Jett on Disney as a kid and also his heroics in Smallville as a teen, so thoughts go out to loved ones, who say the suicide is a complete shock.