Posted: 4:53 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013
RumorFix has learned that production on Rizzoli & Isles was shut down Monday upon word that one if it’s stars Lee Thompson Young had committed suicide. It’s unclear if they will resume production Tuesday or go on a short hiatus in the wake of the shocking news.
Young was scheduled to shoot scenes Monday morning and when he didn’t arrive on set, producers called his landlord who discovered the 29-year-old actor dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
We’ve exclusively learned that he’s going to be written out of the scenes that were to be shot Monday, but the show’s creative team is trying to determine what to do next with his character in the wake of Young’s sudden death.
Young played Detective Barry Frost, partner to Angie Harmon’s Detective Jane Rizzoli on the hit TNT cop drama. His role was a prominent one on the show.
We’ve also spoken to a source on the Paramount lot who saw Young last week and said that he was on set on Friday and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.