Rizzoli & Isles Star Lee Thompson Young Death: Celebs React to the Tragic News

Actor's manager confirmed that he "took his own life."

By Lily Harrison Aug 19, 2013 8:07 PMTags
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Hollywood is speaking out after it was revealed that former Disney star Lee Thompson Young had passed away today.

The Famous Jett Jackson actor's longtime manager, Jonathan Baruch, told E! News that the 29-year-old "tragically took his own life this morning."

He added, "Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this very difficult time."

Costars of the actor have come forward via Twitter to send their condolences to the Young's friends, family and loved ones.

Take a look at what more stars had to say: 

Gabrielle Union: I had the pleasure of working w/#LeeThompsonYoung on Glash Forward & he was an extremely talented beautiful soul. My thoughts & prayers are with his loved ones #RIP

Tia Mowry: My heart goes out to Lee Thompson Young RIP.. These child stars are leaving us too soon! My heart is aching…

Amber Riley: Man… RIP #LeeThompsonYoung #JettJackson

Harry Shum Jr.: Feeling incredibly sad about Lee Thompson Young. My heart goes out to his family and friends. #gonetoosoon

Jenna Ushkowitz: My deepest thoughts and love to the friends and family who knew Lee Thompson Young

Columbus Short: My heart is broken today. RIP to my friend and brother Lee Thompson Young. Writing partner/Friend/Brother #HeartAche

Donald Faison: This breaks my heart. RIP Lee Thompson Young

Wes Craven: My sympathy to the family of Lee Thompson Young and to all who knew and loved him.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).