Actor Lee Thompson Young found dead at age 29

Actor Lee Thompson Young found dead at age 29

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 19 at 3:48 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police say actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead Monday morning at the age of 29.

He reportedly died of a gunshot wound.

Young’s manager, Jonathan Baruch, says he committed suicide.

The actor started his career as a teenager in the TV series "The Famous Jett Jackson." 

He had co-starred in the series "Rizzoli & Isles" on TNT since 2010.

Officer Sally Madera says police were sent to the home to check on him because Young failed to show up for filming Monday morning.

Los Angeles police say Young was found dead in North Hollywood sometime after 8 a.m. PDT Monday.

The officers notified a supervisor after finding Young’s body, and the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced him dead at the scene, the police spokeswoman said.

Young played runningback Chris Comer in the movie version of "Friday Night Lights."

He also appeared in "Smallville" and "Scrubs."

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