lee thompson young rizzoli and isles death tnt 'Rizzoli & Isles' to address Lee Thompson Young's death in Season 5When “Rizzoli & Isles” returns for Season 5, the hit TNT series will address the loss of star Lee Thompson Young following his tragic death last August.

Star Angie Harmon revealed the plan on Twitter, writing, “Hope you enjoyed @RizzoliIslesTNT season 4 finale. Season 5 eps 1&2 address our beloved Lee w/ love, honor & respect. Thank you @JanNash100.”

During the Season 4 finale, which aired Tuesday (March 18), the cast and crew refrained from live-tweeting the episode, as executive producer Jan Nash explains, “Our of respect for our colleague Lee Thompson Young the staff of R&I will not be live tweeting during tonight’s episode.”

After Young committed suicide on Aug. 19, the first episode to air was dedicated to the young actor with a memorial card that read, “In Loving Memory of Lee Thompson Young, 1984 – 2013.” The card was followed by silent footage of Young as Detective Barry Frost.

“Rizzoli & Isles” returns for Season 5 on June 17 on TNT.

Posted by:Billy Nilles