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Lee Thompson Young of 'Rizzoli & Isles' found dead

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Lee Thompson Young attends Diddy's Official VMA after party at Space August 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

(USA TODAY) -- Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young was found dead of suicide.

The actor, who headlined The Famous Jett Jackson and most recently appeared as Detective Barry Frost on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Monday morning. He was 29.

The actor's manager, Jonathan Baruch, confirms that Young took his own life.

Young broke out as a high school football star in 2004's Friday Night Lights movie.

He also appeared in TV's The Guardian, South Beach, Scrubs and Smallville.

Los Angeles police say actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead Monday morning.

Officer Sally Madera told the Associated Press that police were sent to the home to check on him after Young failed to show up for filming Monday morning.

Donna Freydkin, USA TODAY

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