Lee Thompson Young, the 29-year-old actor perhaps best known for his titular role in the Disney Channel series 'The Famous Jett Jackson,' committed suicide yesterday (Aug. 19). The actor, who currently played Detective Barry Frost on 'Rizzoli & Isles,' died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to TMZ.
Former 'Bachelor' contestant Gia Allemand died today (Aug.14) in an apparent suicide after hanging herself. She was admitted to the hospital in New Orleans on Aug. 12 and was listed in critical condition. The gorgeous reality TV star was eventually taken off life support. Her tragic end inspired us to look back at her life through her own photos, words and appearances.
The sudden death of 'Glee' actor Cory Monteith took the world by surprise and led many to believe that the star was leading a double life: One of sobriety when he worked and stayed stateside with girlfriend Lea Michele, and one of hard drugs and partying when he went to his hometown of Vancouver.
However, Monteith's friends from the Canadian city are crying foul on those rumors, saying he was surrounded only by sober friends the night of his death.
'Glee' paid a brief but moving tribute in a title card to Cory Monteith this week, but the series is planning a much larger-scale send off for the actor who was taken too soon. It was debated whether or not they should address the drug addiction that killed Monteith within the episode, but producers ultimately decided to touch on the rather touchy topic.
Pop radio host Kidd Kraddick, 53, host of the nationally-aired morning show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, passed away in New Orleans yesterday (July 27).