Ex `Disney` star Young dead at 29 from `self-inflicted gunshot wound`

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2013, 12:50 PM IST

Washington: American actor Lee Thompson Young, best known for playing the titular character in Disney Channel series ` The Famous Jett Jackson,` was found dead inside his Los Angeles home early Monday morning by police. He was 29.

According to Entertainment Tonight , police have confirmed Young`s death.

A dispatch had been sent to Young`s house on a welfare check after he did not make an appearance for work on the set of `Rizzoli and Isles.`

Young has been playing Det. Barry Frost on the TNT`s buddy-cop series since 2010.

Authorities discovered his body after entering his house; he was pronounced dead on the scene, CBS reported.

It is believed that Young died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

ANI