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In the wake of Lee Thompson Young's death, TNT has suspended the filming of Rizzoli and Isles for an indefinite period of time.
Young played Detective Barry Frost on the crime drama alongside Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. The reprieve will give the cast and crew some time to mourn his death. The show posted the following tweet:
We're devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him.
— Rizzoli and Isles (@RizzoliIslesTNT) August 19, 2013
Young's body was found by his landlord after he failed to show up for work and producers called to check on him, The Guardian Express reported. Young was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on August 19 in his apartment. His publicist released a statement that read, "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 be truly missed."
Law enforcement did not find a suicide note in Young's apartment in North Hollywood, US Magazine reported. Furthermore, the actor kept a diary, but the diary entries do not reveal a motive for suicide.