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Friday Night Lights School Rocked by Teacher Suicide, Sex Scandal

Friday Night Lights School Rocked by Teacher Suicide, Sex Scandal

Originally posted 05/09/2014 05:00PM

The body was found by oil workers on Wednesday afternoon in a field in West Odessa, Texas. Sheriff's deputies responding to the "possible unattended death" came uppon a middle-aged white man with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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Lee Thompson Young Commits Suicide

UpdatePosted 08/19/2013 03:20PM

Lee Thompson Young Dies at 29

Originally posted 08/19/2013 02:10PM

Lee Thompson Young, who starred as the lead in Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson, has died in a suicide. He was 29.

Los Angeles Police Department confirms to PEOPLE that officers responded to an early morning call and found the actor dead in his apartment.

"It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," Young’s longtime manager, Jonathan Baruch, said in a statement released to PEOPLE.

"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 as this very difficult time."

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