FAMU Releases Statement On Death Of Actor Lee Thompson Young

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Statement From Chief Communications Officer Sharon Saunders, FAMU

“The Florida A&M University family is deeply saddened by the news of the death of actor Lee Thompson Young, a generous soul who spent time giving back by speaking with our theater students. Our prayers are with his mother, Dr. Velma Love, a former FAMU assistant professor of religion, and the entire family during this time of bereavement.”

Associated Press Release

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police say actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead Monday morning.

Young's manager, Jonathan Baruch, says Young took his life.

The actor started his career as a teenager in the TV series "The Famous Jett Jackson" and was co-starring in the series "Rizzoli & Isles."

He was 29.

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

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

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. She had no details of the cause of death.

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