LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Cause of death for Jett Jackson actor Lee Thompson Young was confirmed by a Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office autopsy report moments ago. The Jet Jackson actor was found dead in the 5000 block of Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood on Monday. Late today, the autopsy revealed that Young committed suicide by a fatal gunshot to the head.
The Jett Jackson actor was found dead by LAPD and the actor’s landlord on Monday at 8 am. Producers on TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” contacted police to visit Jackson’s apartment after he failed to show up to filming. Shortly thereafter, the actor’s rep confirmed cause of death as a suicide. But the nature of the shooting remains unconfirmed until tonight.
TNT said in a statement on Monday that “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 off-screen, 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.”
The Disney Channel also told news “Nothing any of us can say will adequately express our sadness over Lee’s untimely passing — our thoughts are with his loved ones and the many fans of his work.”
Funeral arrangements have not been released to news. Send your love.
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