‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Star Lee Thomspon Young Dead; Twitter Reacts

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 19, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Lee Thompson Young–the star of “Friday Night Lights,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” and “The Famous Jett Jackson”–was found dead of a suicide on Monday, and a number of people on Twitter reacted.

Young, 29, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Los Angeles on Monday, reported TMZ. His landlord apparently opened the door to his home, and he then found his body.

“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,” his publicist told TMZ.

Young currently appeared on “Rizzoli” but was the star of “The Famous Jett Jackson.”

On Twitter, tens of thousands of people tweeted their condolences.

“RIP Lee Thompson Young… damn man,” said one user

“RIP Lee Thompson Young. If you’re depressed, please talk to someone. There’s always hope,” another wrote

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Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.