Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young dead at 29

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.

Lee Thompson Young pictured in 2009 has died aged 29. Credit: LuMar Jr/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

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.