Lee Thompson Young's manager has confirmed that the actor took his own life in a statement obtained by NBC News.
– Jonathan Baruch
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.
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