Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young has died following an apparent suicide.

The Famous Jett Jackson star, 29, died from a gunshot wound, which is believed to have been self-inflicted.

His body was found in his Los Angeles apartment on Monday morning (19Aug13) after he failed to show up for work on the set of Tv drama Rizzoli & Isles.

Show bosses called his landlord to check up on the young actor and he found the star unresponsive, according to Tmz.com.