Former Child Star Lee Thompson Young Dies

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The actor rose to fame in the late '90s as the star of the Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson.

Lee Thompson Young, perhaps best known for his role as the action-packed kid in the Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson in the late '90s, has died.

Although details are scarce, TMZ is reporting that the former child star died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound today. He was 29.

Young's landlord discovered his body around 9:45 a.m. after staff members from his current hit TV show, Rizzoli & Isles, noticed he wasn't at work. They then placed a call to Young's landlord to investigate.

Since beginning his career in 1998, the South Carolina native appeared in over a dozen TV shows and a handful of films. His most notable performances were on Flash Forward, Friday Night Lights, Akeelah and the Bee, and Scrubs.

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