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Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young takes his own life


LOS ANGELES — Actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment Monday morning, police said. Investigators did not immediately reveal a suspected cause of death, noting the coroner would determine that later.

Young, 29, is best known for the leading role on Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” television series starting in 1998.

Actress Gabrielle Union took to Twitter to mourn.

He also had roles in Scrubs, Smallville and several movies according to IMDb.com

His manager remembered him as a brilliant actor with a wonderful and gentle soul. He more recently has been acting in TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” as Detective Barry Frost.

Young’s body was found in his home at 8:00 a.m. Monday, a Los Angeles Police spokesman said.

By Alan Duke for CNN

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