Tracy Clayton
Lee Thompson Young (S. Grantiz/Getty Images)
Lee Thompson Young (S. Grantiz/Getty Images)

(The Root) — Online and off, fans of Lee Thompson Young are mourning his death after reports of his possible suicide.


Many remember Young from his days as the star of his own Disney show, The Famous Jett Jackson. He then went on to win new friends with his role as Detective Barry Frost on the show Rizzoli & Isles. It seemed that Young had beaten the curse that many child stars fall prey to when they get older and work dries up.


Damn RIP Lee Thompson Young. Famous Jet Jackson was always one of my favorite shows. Can't believe this. :'(

— Graaaceeee (@GraceAsh_32) August 19, 2013


This just made me incredibly sad. #RIP Lee Thompson Young.

— Ty Bristol (@OnAirTy) August 19, 2013

RIP to Lee Thompson Young . AKA Jett Jackson . Late Disney star from The Famous Jett Jackson . One of my favorite shows as a kid.

— Gold Bricks (@RealGoldBricks) August 19, 2013

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Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.

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