Rizzoli & Isles is preparing to say goodbye to the talented Lee Thompson Young who played Detective Barry Frost.
Production was halted after he committed suicide on August 19th 2013 and now it's been announced that the next series will address his passing. Actress Angie Harmon said on Twitter; "Season 5 eps 1&2 address our beloved Lee w/ love, honor & respect."
After Young's passing, the show's creator Janet Tamaro released the following statement:
"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 mother."
See Rizzoli & Isles' fifth season this summer on alibi.