Statement from TNT, WB, and Janet Tamaro
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
TNT's Rizzoli & Isles has shut down production on the
drama series. It is unclear how long production of
Rizzoli & Isles will be suspended while cast and crew
mourn the loss of Lee Thompson Young.
The show was to start filming the last episode of
season 4 this week. While Janet Tamaro is grieving the
loss of her friend and co-worker, she has the hard task
of "figuring out" the production of "Rizzoli & Isles"
and how they will move on from this loss.
Let's all please respect the cast/crew during this
time emotional time.
And if you or anyone you know is going through a
tough time, remember there is always someone that will
listen. Every life is important and precious.
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