Lee Thompson Young

American actor (1984–2013)

Lee Thompson Young (February 1, 1984 – August 19, 2013)[2] was an American actor. He was known for his role as Jett Jackson in The Famous Jett Jackson and as Chris Comer in the movie Friday Night Lights. His last starring role was portraying Boston police detective Barry Frost in Rizzoli & Isles.

Lee Thompson Young
Born(1984-02-01)February 1, 1984
DiedAugust 19, 2013(2013-08-19) (aged 29)
Cause of deathSuicide[1]
Years active1998–2012

Young was born in Columbia, South Carolina on February 1, 1984.[1][3] He studied at the University of Southern California. Thompson committed suicide by shooting himself in his Los Angeles, California apartment on August 19, 2013.[4] He was 29 years old.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Holleman, Joey (August 19, 2013). "Columbia native turned TV star takes own life". The State. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  2. "LEE THOMPSON YOUNG Ex-Disney Superstar Dead SUICIDE". TMZ. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  3. "Lee Thompson Young Biography (1984-)". Film Reference. Advameg, Inc. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  4. Woo, Kelly (19 August 2013). "Former Disney Channel Star Lee Thompson Young Found Dead". Yahoo!. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  5. Freydkin, Donna. "Lee Thompson Young found dead". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved August 19, 2013.

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