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Cory Monteith, Paul Walker & More: 2013 In Memoriam

31 December 2013 3:00 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

From Cory to Paul to Nelson Mandela, we lost many great, talented people in the year 2013. They may be gone, but they will not be forgotten.

The world lost a fair share of legends in 2013, in the entertainment industry and outside of it. But with every star, like Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker, the amazing outpouring of support and love that followed their deaths proved how much they meant to the world. As we turn the page on 2013, let’s remember the stars we lost this year.

2013 In Memoriam

Nelson Mandela

The South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary leader — a ubiquitous sign of hope and freedom — passed away from a lung infection on Dec. 5.

Paul Walker

The Fast & Furious lead man tragically died in a fiery car accident on Nov. 30. at the age of 40.

Paul Walker Video Shows Actor Burned To Death

Cory Monteith

Glee fans were crushed when the actor, »

- Andrew Gruttadaro

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2013 celebrity deaths: Paul Walker, Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini

31 December 2013 11:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The year now ending marks another 12-month period of losing talents who have given television viewers entertainment or information ... and some of those passings, even more sadly, came as major and untimely shocks. Zap2it remembers:

Paul Walker: The actor best-known for the "Fast & Furious" movies had career roots in such TV shows as "Who's the Boss?" "Highway to Heaven" and "Touched by an Angel."

James Gandolfini: He projected so much older as mobster Tony Soprano, many were surprised to learn the three-time Emmy winner only was in his 30s and 40s when he played the part.

Cory Monteith: As Finn Hudson on "Glee," the Canadian-born performer touched fans of all ages both in life and afterward.

Jean Stapleton: Forever TV's top "dingbat," the "All in the Family" actress earned three Emmys as lovably daffy Edith Bunker.

Jonathan Winters: The improvisation genius who inspired his »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Lone Star Cinema: Friday Night Lights

28 November 2013 11:30 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

For this Thanksgiving week edition of Lone Star Cinema, I selected an influential football film from the mid-aughts. Before the acclaimed series Friday Night Lights started shooting in town, the 2004 film, starred Billy Bob Thornton as coach to a Texas high school football team. Based on the same-titled book by Buzz Bissinger, Friday Night Lights depicts the 1988 season of the Permian Panthers of Odessa, from the promising pre-season to their challenging finish at state.

The movie places quick scenes from the lives of several of the senior players in between montages of the Friday night action in Odessa's Ratliff Stadium. Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher) plays Boobie Miles, an assured running back who is the team's star. I'd argue Luke gives the best performance in the movie. Midway through Friday Night Lights, his character faces an obstacle he may not be able to overcome, and Luke aptly conveys Boobie's bluster, might and heartbreak. »

- Elizabeth Stoddard

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Lee Thompson Young's Death Certificate Released, Suicide Confirmed

4 September 2013 12:01 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sad but true: Lee Thompson Young died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to his death certificate, which was obtained by E! News on Wednesday, September 4. The actor, who played the titular role in Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson from 1998 to 2001, was found dead in his North Hollywood apartment on August 19. He was 29 years old. The former Friday Night Lights star is survived by his parents, Tommy and Velma. Though Young did not leave a suicide note, his manager previously confirmed that he took his own life. News: Lee Thompson Young's 6 most memorable roles Young was honored during a three-hour memorial on Friday, August 23, where his Rizzoli & Isles costar Angie »

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Lee Thompson Young’s Death Certificate Reports Gunshot Wound

3 September 2013 1:08 PM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

So tragic. Since Lee Thompson Young’s funeral on Aug. 23, family, friends and fans now have closure on how the actor died.

Lee Thompson Young‘s death was ruled a suicide when he was found dead at home by his landlord on Aug. 19 at just 29 years old.  It was discovered on Sept. 3, however, that he used a shotgun to tragically end his life.

Lee Thompson Young Died Of A Gunshot Wound

Lee died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, according to TMZ, who obtained his official death certificate. How terrible.

He used a handgun, said the autopsy, and did not leave a suicide note. They had also said that Lee allegedly kept a diary, but no entries revealed why he would take his own life.

He was buried in Hollywood, Calif., after a three-hour funeral. Hundreds of guests attended.

Lee Thompson Young’s Career

After starring in the »

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Disney Star Lee Thompson Young -- Death Certificate Released ... Gunshot Wound To Head

3 September 2013 10:58 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ... this according to the actor's official death certificate obtained by TMZ. We broke the story ... Young's body was discovered at his North Hollywood apartment on August 19th, after he failed to show up to the set of his TNT drama "Rizzoli and Isles."According to the death certificate, Young used a handgun to take his own life. Young -- who »

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Royal Baby Photos by Grandpa Delight Readers

24 August 2013 9:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Month-old Prince George seen cradled in mother Kate's arms as father Prince William pets family dog Lupo cranked up the aww factor this week, and was readers' most-beloved story. Similarly, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller's personal and political stand got a great big round of applause - while it was Kim Kardashian and Katie Couric who got the guffaws going. Here, then, are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions over the past week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow. And to let us know just what you think of what's going on in the news, »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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Buzzmakers: Disney Star Dies & George's Portrait

24 August 2013 9:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?

1. 'Jett Jackson' Star Lee Thompson Young Dies From Apparent Suicide

Lee Thompson Young, who starred on Disney's The Famous Jett Jackson, was found dead Monday morning of an apparent suicide by gunshot, police confirmed to Et.

He was 29 years old.

Police responded at about 9:45 a.m., after a welfare check was called on Young when he didn't show up to set this morning on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, in which he currently appears. Officers arrived, who pronounced him dead on the scene.

Young's long time manager Jonathan Baruch released the following statement.

"It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning. 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 very difficult time."

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Lee Thompson Young’s Funeral: 29-Year-Old Star Laid To Rest

24 August 2013 7:26 AM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Friends, family and cast mates gathered for a memorial on August 23 to remember Lee Thompson Young, after he lost his life to suicide.

After the shocking death of Lee Thompson Young on August 19, the 29-year-old was laid to rest in Hollywood, Calif., where his loved ones gathered to say their last goodbyes.

Lee Thompson Young Laid To Rest

The Famous Jett Jackson star was only 29 when he died after committing suicide. His family remembered him on Aug. 23 at the Paramount lot in Hollywood, where Rizzoli & Isles taped.

The private service lasted almost three hours and had hundreds of guests, according to TMZ. Rizzoli & Isles co-star Angie Harmon was one of the guests to speak, and she reportedly broke down in tears during her short eulogy. “It was really hard to hear her because she was in tears,” a funeral attendee told E!.

Jordan Bridges, also from Rizzoli & Isles, spoke as well, »

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Lee Thompson Young Funeral Set for Friday at Paramount

22 August 2013 5:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rizzoli & Isles star Lee Thompson Young's funeral will take place Friday, Aug. 23, on the Paramount Pictures lot where his TNT series is filmed. The actor, who also played the title character on Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson for three years, was found dead earlier this week in his North Hollywood home. Authorities said that Young, 29, committed suicide. Photos: 'Glee' and Other TV Shows That Lost a Star Police went looking for Young after he failed to show up for work on the TNT crime drama, in which he played Barry Frost alongside Angie Harmon and Sasha

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Lee Thompson Young's Famous Jett Jackson Costar Breaks His Silence on Actor's Death

21 August 2013 1:53 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If you first knew Lee Thompson Young for starring role on The Famous Jett Jackson, you remember his trustworthy sidekick and best friend J.B. Halliburton. Rev. Ryan Sommers Baum, who played J.B. from 1998 to 2001, told E! News exclusively  he was "shocked and heartbroken" when news of his costar's tragic death broke Tuesday, Aug. 19. "Lee Thompson Young was, as many have already noted, loved and respected by all who knew and worked with him, a wise, gentle, thoughtful, tremendously funny and fun-loving young man, and a good and constant friend to me during some very formative years in my life," said Baum, who retired from acting when the show concluded and is now the minister of the First »

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Lee Thompson Young’s Death A Mystery: No Suicide Note Found

20 August 2013 5:59 AM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Lee Thompson Young’s death may have been ruled a suicide, but according to a new report, his passing is still a dark mystery. Keep reading for all the details.

Lee Thompson Young was found dead by his landlord on August 19, and while his passing has been ruled a suicide, no note was found in his North Hollywood apartment.

Lee Thompson Young: Suicide Note — Not Found With Actor’s Body

Lee, 29, allegedly had kept a diary, but upon first glance, no entries revealed why he would take his own life, TMZ claims. The Famous Jett Jackson star reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the reported.

The actor, who most recently starred on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, was allegedly last seen on Saturday, August 17. He is believed to have taken his life that day.

Friends and family who have spoken out since Lee’s death say he had no apparent serious life issues, »

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"Rizzoli" Star Young Commits Suicide

20 August 2013 5:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

29-year-old "Rizzoli & Isles" star Lee Thompson Young has reportedly committed suicide.

According to TMZ, Young is said to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found in his Los Angeles home by his landlord after he didn't show up for work this morning.

Young played Detective Barry Frost on the TNT series. The actor got his star on the Disney Channel series "The Famous Jett Jackson," had the recurring role of Victor Stone/Cyborg on The CW's "Smallville," and appeared in the 2004 film "Friday Night Lights".

Young's publicist and the TNT network have since submitted statements confirming his death and expressing their condolences.

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Lee Thompson Young Didn't Leave Suicide Note, Rizzoli and Isles Suspends Filming

20 August 2013 3:15 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Lee Thompson Young didn't leave any closure behind for his loved ones before committing suicide. According to new reports, the 29-year-old actor didn't leave a suicide note behind, and his Rizzoli & Isles costars are now mourning his death. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that a suicide note was not found in Young's North Hollywood apartment after he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday, Aug. 19. Though The Famous Jett Jackson reportedly kept a regular diary, the entries apparently did not reveal a [...] »

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Lee Thompson Young Dead -- 'Jett Jackson' Actor Commits Suicide at 29

19 August 2013 2:55 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Lee Thompson Young -- who played the main character on Disney's "The Famous Jett Jackson" -- has committed suicide, TMZ has learned.  He was 29. Young's body was discovered inside his North Hollywood home Monday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to sources. It's unclear why Young took his own life. Lee's publicist said, "It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning ... Lee was more »

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'Rizzolli & Isles' star Lee Thompson Young dead at 29

19 August 2013 2:11 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Los Angeles (AP) — Lee Thompson Young, who began his acting career as the teenage star of the Disney Channel's "The Famous Jett Jackson" and was featured in the film "Friday Night Lights" and the series "Rizzoli & Isles," was found dead Monday, police said. He was 29. There was no official cause of death, but Young's manager, Paul Baruch, said the actor "tragically took his own life." "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 »

- Lynn Elber (AP)

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Lee Thompson Young, Rip: Remembering the Late Jett Jackson Star

19 August 2013 1:17 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The entertainment world is mourning the passing of Lee Thompson Young, former star of the Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson, who died in an apparent suicide early Monday at the age of 29. As news of his death spreads, E! News takes a look at the life of this talented young actor who was beloved by those who knew him: He Had a Dream: At the age of 10 growing up as the son of divorced parents, Young portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King in a play called A Night of Stars and Dreams, sparking his love for acting and decision to pursuit it as a full-time career. Enter the Mouse House: Two years after moving to New York, in 1998 Young landed the titular role for which he became most associated with, playing »

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The Famous Jett Jackson Star Lee Thompson Young Death: Celebs React to the Tragic News

19 August 2013 1:07 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hollywood is speaking out after it was revealed that former Disney star Lee Thompson Young had passed away today. The Famous Jett Jackson actor's longtime manager, Jonathan Baruch, told E! News that the 29-year-old "tragically took his own life this morning." He added, "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 very difficult time." Costars of the actor have come forward via Twitter to send their condolences to the Young's friends, family and loved ones. Take a look at what more stars had to say:  Gabrielle Union: I »

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Lee Thompson Young Dead of Apparent Suicide; Rizzoli & Isles Actor was 29

19 August 2013 1:04 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Very sad news today out of the television world:

Lee Thompson Young, a veteran actor who has appeared as Detective Barry Frost on Rizzoli & Isles since 2010, was found dead today at his residence in Los Angeles. He was 29 years old.

Sources tell TMZ that Young was late for work this morning, prompting his landlord to open his apartment door to check on the star and finding his corpse inside, reportedly the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"We are all without the words to truly express our collective grief and profound sadness at the loss of such a sweet, bright light," Tweeted Rizzoli & Isles creator Janet Tamaro not long after the tragic news broke.

Young broke into acting on Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson in 1998 and also appeared in episodes of Scrubs, FlashForward and Smallville. We send our thoughts and best wishes to the 29-year old actor's friends and loved ones. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29: His 6 Most Memorable Roles

19 August 2013 1:02 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's a sad day in Hollywood. The entertainment industry was rocked by the death of Lee Thompson Young on Monday as the actor, who is best known for his work on Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson, took his own life, his manager confirmed to E! News. He was 29 years old. Following Young's tragic passing, we look back on six of his most memorable roles, including his most recent work as Detective Frost on Rizzoli & Isles and his superhero turn on Smallville... 1. The Famous Jett Jackson: On this Disney Channel classic, Young snagged his first TV role playing Jett Jackson, a teenage actor who worked as a secret agent on the fictional TV show-within-a-show called Silverstone. The series was »

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