'Rizzoli & Isles' Halts Production Following Actor's Death Deadline

TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" has stopped production as its producers evaluate the show's options following the sudden death of actor Lee Thompson Young, reports Nellie Andreeva at

As previously reported, Young, 29, took his own life, reportedly dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found after he failed to show up for work and his landlord discovered his body when he went to check on him.

Andreeva writes, "The producers of the series, in which Thompson played star Angie Harmon’s partner on the force, are currently evaluating whether to resume production [Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013] or go on hiatus while the cast and crew cope with Young’s death and writers figure out how to write off his character."