Former Disney Channel star Lee Thompson Young died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was taking drugs to treat depression but had no illicit substances in his body at the time of his death, an autopsy report released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County coroner found.
Young, best known for playing the title character on the Disney Channel show “The Famous Jett Jackson,” died at his North Hollywood apartment of a gunshot to the right temple.
The weapon used in the suicide was described in the report as 40 caliber Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun and was registered to Young. There were nine rounds left in the gun and one spent shell recovered from the bottom cushion of the couch.
The South Carolina native is best known for the title role in the Disney Channel series “The Famous Jett Jackson.” He also appeared in the ABC drama “Flash Forward” and the movie “Friday Night Lights.”
In 2010, Young was cast as Detective Barry Frost on the TNT police drama “Rizzoli & Isles.”