'Rizzoli & Isles' to honor Lee Thompson Young in season 5
Gone but not forgotten, Lee Thompson Young and his character will receive a proper sendoff in the fifth season of Rizzoli & Isles. The actor, who played detective Barry Frost on the TNT drama, committed suicide last August. On Wednesday, series star Angie Harmon tweeted that he will be honored in the first two episodes of season 5:
On Tuesday, executive producer Jan Nash told fans that the Rizzoli & Isles staff were refraining from live-tweeting the season 4 finale out of respect for their fallen friend:
Young died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Los Angeles home on Aug. 19, 2013. The 29-year-old had appeared on Rizzoli & Isles since 2010. Before that, he was the star of Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson from 1998 to 2001.
The fifth season of Rizzoli & Isles premieres June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.