Rizzoli & Isles Dedicates Episode to Cast Member Lee Thompson Young
At the close of this Tuesday night’s episode, the procedural displayed a title card dedicating the hour “In Loving Memory of Lee Thompson Young 1984-2013.”
In the immediate wake of Young’s death, Rizzoli & Isles halted production through at least Tuesday, as producers evaluated the situation and how the show would move forward without Young and his on-screen alter ego.
Young was found in his North Hollywood apartment on Monday morning, having died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. In a statement to TMZ, his publicist confirmed, “It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life,” adding: “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.”