#15 Lee Thompson Young
Born: February 1st, 1984
Died: August 19th, 2013
Age at death: 29
Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot
After Lee Thompson Young failed to show up to film an episode of Rizzoli & Isles, police did a wellbeing check on the actor at his Los Angeles apartment, where he was found dead. Authorities confirmed the cause of death as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Young, who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for which he had been taking medication, had been suffering from depression prior to his death.
In addition to his series regular role as Detective Barry Frost on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, Young was also known for starring on Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson, which ran for three seasons. On the movie front, Young appeared in 2004’s Friday Night Lights, 2006’s Akeelah and the Bee, and 2007’s The Hills Have Eyes 2.