*Sources close to late actor Lee Thompson Young tell E! News he had suffered from depression for some time leading up to his apparent suicide.
The “Rizzoli & Isles” star, who was 29 at the time of his death on Aug. 19, “didn’t drink or party,” says a source, adding, “He was the opposite. Lee loved to travel and was always the first to tell everyone to take a breath and enjoy the beauty of life.” He was always “gentle and unassuming,” despite his early success, and didn’t have the typical “look-at-me” attitude.
That said, those close to Young noticed things “really changed” a few years ago when he began practicing Yorùbá, an Africa-based religion which has a saying, “iku ya j’esin,” meaning “death is preferable to ignominy.”
According to E! News, some have questioned whether this means that suicide is an acceptable way to preserve personal or family…
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