Columbia native and actor Lee Thompson Young has died

Lee Thompson Young has died

COLUMBIA (WACH) Columbia native and Ex-Disney star Lee Thompson Young, 29, has died.

â??It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,â?? longtime manager Jonathan Baruch in a statement. â??Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor; he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends at this very difficult time.â??

Young is most known for his role as Jett Jackson in the Disney Channel Original show The Famous Jett Jackson, and his role as Barry Frost on Rizzoli & Isles.

A tweet came from the Rizzoli & Isles Twitter account (@RizzoliislesTNT) stating that they are devastated by the news of Young's passing. "Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him." the tweet said.

Law enforcement officials could not comment on Youngâ??s death at this time.

(Fox News Channel helped contribute to this report.)