[Gossip] UPDATED: Smallville Alum Lee Thompson Young Commits Suicide
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.19.2013
No suicide note...
UPDATED:TMZ reports that Lee Thompson Young did not leave a suicide note. As previously reported, the twenty-nine year-old actor was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his San Fernando Valley apartment on Monday.
Sources say Young had a diary but that, at least on first glance, nothing in there reveals why Young would have killed himself. In addition, law enforcement sources say that Young was last seen on Saturday and believe he may have killed himself sometime that day.
Everyone in Young's life seem to be of the opinion that he had no apparent serious life issues.
ORIGINAL: Lee Thompson Young has committed suicide. The twenty-nine year old actor, who played the lead role in The Famous Jett Jackson and Cyborg in Smallville, passed away of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to TMZ.
Young was in a recurring role on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles and didn't show up for work today. Staff from the show called Young's landlord, who entered the apartment and found Young's body. Lee's publicist confirmed the suicide, telling the site, "It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning ... Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed."
Rizzoli & Isles EP Janet Tamaro released a statement to TMZ saying, "Everyone at [the show] is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. 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 offscreen, 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."
On behalf of 411, our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Young.