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"Famous Jett Jackson" Star Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Lee Thompson Young, who once played the lead on the Disney show The Famous Jett Jackson, has died, his reps confirm to ABC News.  He was 29.

The Los Angeles Police Department tells ABC News that Young was found dead in his apartment but was unable to confirm the cause of death.

TMZ reported that Young died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  In addition, the website reports that Young's body was discovered after staffers on his current show, TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, called his landlord and asked him to check up on Young.

In addition to his work on The Famous Jett Jackson and Rizzoli & Isles, Young also appeared in the movie Friday Night Lights, The Hills Have Eyes 2 and Akeelah and the Bee.  His TV work included appearances on Scrubs, The Guardian, Smallville and The Event; he also was part of the cast of the ABC drama FlashForward.

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