Lee Thompson Young, the former Disney child star who played the title role on The Famous Jett Jackson, was found dead in his Los Angeles area home on Monday.
The 29-year old Young, whose body was discovered by a landlord, was found dead with what police believe was a self-inflicted shotgun wound.
Aside from his childhood work as Jett Jackson, Young more recently appeared in the 2004 film Friday Night Lights as running back Chris Comer and in a regular role on TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.
Story is still developing, but obviously some pretty sad news to report.
Update: Young’s publicist confirms the actor killed himself.
“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.”