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Lee Thompson Young's death a 'mystery'

6:56 PM, Aug 21, 2013   |    comments
Lee Thompson Young as Detective Barry Frost in the TV series, 'Rizzoli & Isles.' (Photo: Darren Michaels, AP)
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(USA TODAY) Lee Thompson Young was handsome, successful and had his whole life ahead of him.

The Famous Jett Jackson star, who played Detective Barry Frost on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, was discovered dead at his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Los Angeles Monday morning. He was 29.

And police are still trying to determine what happened.

"It's still a mystery. Evidently he was a clean-cut kid who didn't use alcohol and had no reported drug problem," a law enforcement source told the Daily News Tuesday.

The source said investigators recovered a gun at the scene but had not found a suicide note.

Described by those who knew him on the show as having a "positive energy" and "soulful grace," the Daily News says reports that Thompson had in recent years begun practicing Yoruba, an African-based religion, in a search for enlightenment.

Production of Rizzoli & Isles has been suspended for the week.

Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

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