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Sad news for children of the late 80s and 90s that were fans of the Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson. Lee Thompson Young, who played the namesake character, was found dead in his Los Angeles residence.

TMZ reports:

Lee Thompson Young — who played the main character on Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” — has died after what officials believe is a suicide … TMZ has learned.  He was 29.

Sources tell us Young’s body was discovered with a gunshot wound that appears to be self-inflicted.

Young currently appears in the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles” — and we’re told when he didn’t show up to work this morning, staffers called the landlord of Young’s L.A. home to check up on the actor.

We’re told … when the landlord opened the door, he discovered Young’s body.

For those not familiar, The Famous Jett Jackson was a show centered around a teen actor who starred in a fictional TV series called Silverstone. Much of the series followed how he balanced his star status with living a regular teenage life in North Carolina.

Aside from the aforementioned role, Young is also known for playing Chris Comer in the 2004 movie Friday Night Lights. The story is developing. Prayer’s go out to his family.

Photo: TNT

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