The actor who most recently played Boston police detective Barry Frost on the TNT series “Rizzoli & Isles,” was found dead Monday morning. Lee Thompson Young was 29.
In a Statement from TNT, Warner Bros. and Rizzoli & Isles Executive Producer Janet Tamaro reads:
“Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles 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.”
Young was a South Carolina native and rose to fame in 1998 when he starred in the Disney Channel series “The Famous Jett Jackson.” Young also appeared in other TV series, including Scrubs, FlashForward and Smallville.