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'Rizzoli & Isles' Season 4 Episode 9 'No One Mourns The Wicked': Lee Thompson Young TNT Drama Halts Production Following Actor's Death [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on August 20, 2013 2:12 PM EDT 0

Following the tragic death of "Rizzoli & Isles" actor Lee Thompson Young, the TNT drama has temporarily suspended production.

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A source told TheWrap Monday that the series hiatus duration is unclear. "Rizzoli & Isles" season 4 episode 9 "No One Mourns the Wicked" airs Tuesday, August 20 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT, the first new episode to air since the actor's untimely death. TNT, Warner Bros. and "Rizzoli & Isles" executive producer Janet Tamaro issued a statement on the loss of young actor.

"Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young. We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and off-screen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother."

Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander starred as Lee Thompson Young's "Rizzoli & Isles" co-stars. Young played Detective Barry Frost in the crime series, described as a loyal, tough partner and computer whiz. "Rizzoli & Isles" episode 9 stars Young, as seen in the below promo photo.

"Rizzoli & Isles" season 4, episode 9 promo photo

The "Rizzoli & Isles" season 4, episode 9 episode synopsis is described by TNT as the following:

"When Jane and Maura are asked to present the case of serial killer Charles Hoyt at a symposium for law enforcement, Jane worries that her greatest challenge will be facing bad memories. However, as she and Maura begin a simulation of investigating Hoyt's murders, they soon come across a horrifying discovery. In a matter of moments, the team finds themselves drawn into a lethal game of cat and mouse with a new and terrifying serial killer."

Police found Young's body at his Los Angeles apartment Monday morning. The actor's manager confirmed that the 29-year-old actor had committed suicide in a statement that same day. Sources also recently revealed that Young had suffered from depression leading up to his death.

"It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," said longtime manager Jonathan Baruch. "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 difficult time."

Lee Thompson Young is also notable for playing the lead in the Disney series "The Famous Jett Jackson" as well as starring as Chris Comer in the film adaptation "Friday Night Lights" in 2004. Here is a behind the scenes video from season 3 of "Rizzoli & Isles" with Lee Thompson Young in his most recent role:

Lee Thompson Young starred as Detective Frost in
Lee Thompson Young starred as Detective Frost in "Rizzoli & Isles" (photo: TNT)
Lee Thompson Young on
Lee Thompson Young on "Rizzoli & Isles" (photo: TNT)

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