News

‘Rizzola & Isles’ episode dedicated to Lee Thompson Young

‘Rizzola & Isles’ episode dedicated to Lee Thompson Young

Producers of police drama "Rizzoli & Isles" have paid tribute to late actor Lee Thompson Young. Photo: Associated Press

Producers of police drama “Rizzoli & Isles” have paid tribute to tragic actor Lee Thompson Young by dedicating an episode in his honor.

The body of the former Disney star was discovered by police at his Los Angeles apartment on Monday and his manager has stated the former Disney star apparently committed suicide.

Young’s last role was as Boston police detective Barry Frost in “Rizzoli & Isles,” and Tuesday night’s episode of the show closed with a silent tribute to the actor.

A message displayed onscreen read, “In loving memory of Lee Thompson Young, 1984 – 2013″ before viewers were shown a montage of silent clips of the actor in his role as Frost.

The drama series has halted production following the news of Young’s death and it remains unclear how long the suspension will last.

The cop show’s executive producer Janet Tamaro has also paid tribute to Young, saying in a statement, “Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family.

“Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother.”

Recent Headlines

12 minutes ago in Entertainment

Judd Apatow’s ‘Simpsons’ episode to air after 24 years

Fresh
simpsons

The "Knocked Up" writer/director submitted a script in the 90s. Now it's finally being made.

today in National

Yellen, Cyrus strange bedfellows in ‘Time 100′

miley

There are 41 women on this year's list, of "most influential," but some of them may surprise you.

today in National

Ronald McDonald is ready for his selfie

ronaldmcdonald

America's most famous spokesclown has a new look and new TV ads.

today in Entertainment

Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson close to signing on for ‘Jungle Book’

lupita

Idris Elba will voice the villainous tiger Shere Khan in the latest adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's adventure tale.

today in Entertainment

John Leguizamo chops off fingertip during filming of ‘Chef’

leguizamo

The actor came away from filming with a new-found respect for kitchen staff, a few tips and a great party tale.