Lee Thompson Young's funeral to be held at Hollywood lot
August 23rd, 2013
04:25 PM ET

Lee Thompson Young's funeral to be held at Hollywood lot

Lee Thompson Young's memory will be honored at one of Hollywood's most legendary locations.

According to TMZ, the actor, who was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday, will be remembered at a funeral held at Paramount Pictures' studio lot on Friday.

It's the same location where his latest TV series, "Rizzoli & Isles," is taped.

Young, 29, got his start on Disney's "The Famous Jett Jackson," and also appeared in feature films like "Friday Night Lights" and "Akeelah and the Bee."

"Rizzoli & Isles" executive producer Janet Tamaro said in a statement that the cast and crew "are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family."

Instead of flowers, Young's family has requested that donations be made to the Young Storytellers Foundation, an organization that works with under-served kids. According to the organization, all donations made in Young's name will go toward at-risk fifth-graders in the Script to Stage program at New York City's P.S. 140.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Brenda Fowler

    To the Young family: I am praying for you all doing your hour of bereavement. I pray that you hold to God's unchanging hand and he will see you through this storm. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    August 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. docher

    Now she's taking leadership with the tamisha bologna

    August 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RIP

    we will miss you

    August 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tamisha mazyck

    Gone too soon...RIP Lee Thompson Young

    August 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sky

    FACT: ALWAYS HAVE SOMEONE YOU TRUST TO TALK TOO....TO ONLY HAVE ONE FRIEND IS REALLY SAD...
    TO HAVE MANY TRUSTED FRIENDS IS ALWAYS A PLUS.....SO YOUNG...SO SAD....

    August 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. marilyn

    What a waste, he was soo handsome. Rest in peace Lee.

    August 25, 2013 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |

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