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Lee Thompson Young

Suicide Still a Dark Mystery

8/21/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement is STUMPED as to why Lee Thompson Young shot himself to death ... TMZ has learned.

Our sources say Young did not leave a suicide note.  He had a diary, but we're told it revealed nothing as to why he took his life.  The diary consists of multiple, mundane entries.

Our law enforcement sources say authorities also went through Young's personal computer -- it contained nothing revealing.

We do know this.  Members of Young's family have told authorities the actor had "depression issues" in the past.  We're told they have the names of several doctors who may have treated Young for the problem, and authorities plan to contact the MDs to determine the severity of the depression.



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suicides are usually a mystery not everybody divulges whats going on in their mind especially the bad stuff. Just accept that he was troubled and wanted out. Personally I think you should respect his choices and hope that he's found peace at last. And dont ever judge somebody who commits suicide as you have no clue what demons theyre fighting. No clue whatsoever.

426 days ago


He was probably another victim of antipsychotic meds that ave the warning may cause suicide, but don't expect that will make it to the media if the pharmaceutical companies who fund everything can help it.

426 days ago


He looks so stupid.

426 days ago

Dildo Baggins    

Sometimes when you stop taking anti-depressants...thoughts of suicide start to creep in.

426 days ago


Depression is a terrible affliction.

426 days ago


Suicide is sad enough, but to have a loved one do it out of the blue for no apparent reason? Very hard on the family. I sympathize.

426 days ago

Suzy Q     

This death is very, very sad.

From the NY Daily News:

The friend said Young practiced Yoruba, a religious faith based predominantly in *****ia and southern Benin, and that he took a trip to a Yoruba village with him mom several months ago for a "beautiful ceremony."

"He was very close to his mother and sister," the friend said. "He had a great support network. He had his local priest and lots of good friends who were like family, including the 'Rizzoli' cast."

I wonder if something happened to him in *****ia?

426 days ago


So tragic.

426 days ago


Lee Thompson Young Suicide Still a Dark Mystery......................Some People Rather Commit Suicide Than To Come Out Of The Closet, i Say Choose Life...

426 days ago

B Real Always    

Wow! This is really sad, he obviously wanted PEACE~ and you can't get PEACE from running water on rocks in Colorado. true PEACE can only come from us casting all of our issues, our hurts our pains upon GOD; The devil will always try to make u think that what your going through is never going to end so when he starts speaking to you scream out of your mouth and tell the devil he is a LIAR. Rip handsome talented young man...

426 days ago


"Dark Mystery"

426 days ago


I feel so bad for his family. I'm really going to miss seeing him on Rizzoli and Iles, I watch it every week and really loved him in the show.

426 days ago


"Dark Mystery"

Ya'll trying

426 days ago


All these young celebs killing themselves to become immortal... Uhm, you first have to be somewhat talented and famous to be remembered dying young... like Heath Ledger or Amy Winehouse. Duh.

426 days ago

Jay W.     

For some life can be a far worse fate than death. Who knows what was going on in his life to drive him to end it. RIP

426 days ago
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