Lee Thompson Young's manager has confirmed that the actor took his own life in a statement obtained by NBC News.
It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning.
Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will truly be missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this very difficult time.
Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young, best known for his lead role in the 1990s series The Famous Jett Jackson, has died in Los Angeles, a police spokeswoman said, he was 29.
Young was found dead by police at his home in the North Hollywood area of the city early on Monday, after colleagues on the TNT cable drama series Rizzoli & Isles called authorities to say he had not turn up for work, Sergeant Jerretta Sandoz said.
The actor most recently starred as Detective Barry Frost on Rizzoli & Isles.
A Disneyland employee has been charged with possessing a destructive device, two days after a small explosion in a rubbish bin prompted the evacuation of the Mickey's Toontown section of the Walt Disney Co California theme park, prosecutors said.
Christian Barnes, 22, faces up to six years in prison if he is convicted.