August 20, 2013 9:07 PM EST
Lee Thompson Young Suicide: Celebrities Expressed Great Grief On Twitter [Photos/Videos]
Disney star, Lee Thompson Young was found dead by his Landlord in his Los Angeles apartment at 9:45 A.M on Aug. 19, and his death has been confirmed a suicide.
Lee Thompson Young (February 1, 1984 - August 19, 2013) was an American actor known for his role as the title character on the Disney Channel television series 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 on the TNT police drama series Rizzoli & Isles.
After this news spread shockwaves throughout the world and left all of us stunned and grieved there were a number of celebrities who expressed great grief over the untimely and tragic demise of the 29-year-old actor on twitter.
Let us have look at the tweets:
My Thoughts & Prayers Go Out To The Family And Friends Of Lee Thompson Young. #GoneWayTooSoon
Very very sad to hear about Lee Thompson Young. He was always very kind, and such a light.
My heart is broken today. RIP to my dear friend and brother Lee Thompson Young. Writing partner/Friend/Brother #HeartAche
My heart goes out to Lee Thompson Young RIP.. These child stars are leaving us too soon! My heart is aching...
SAD SAD NEWS. RIP Lee Thompson Young. 29 and so much promise. Lift up his family today. Stunned right now.
I have no words to say. I honestly am speechless to the recent passing of my old friend Lee Thompson Young.
The following statement released by Disney Channel's spokesperson:
"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."
His manager released astatement:
"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. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time." Jonathan Baruch said.
TNT also released a statement on the tragic suicide:
"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 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." As reported by HollywoodLife.com
The point to be noted is that suicide cases among youth are rapidly increasing, what should be done to stop suicides?
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