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Lee Thompson Young Is Dead: He Killed Himself After Embracing Yoruba Religion ?

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Lee Thompson Young Is Dead: He Killed Himself After Embracing Yoruba Religion ?

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August 20, 2013 – Lee Thompson Young Is Dead: He Killed Himself After Embracing Yoruba Religion?

One of the dumbest article in the history of the internet has been discovered following the sudden death of former Disney actor Lee Thompson Young.

Lee Thompson Young killed himself yesterday in his apartment after a secret battle with depression.

Lee Thompson Young’s dead body was found with apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Hours after his death, EOnline news claims he killed himself after embracing Yoruba religion.

Wait a minute, is Yoruba a religion or a tribe in Nigeria? Eonline people need to correct themselves for this reporting error.

This is how they reported Lee Thompson Young’s death for embracing Yoruba religion;

“The Rizzoli & Isles star, who was 29 at the time of his death, “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.”

Yoruba people make una no mind them o. Why can’t they find out what Yoruba is before calling it a religion.

How can he embrace Yoruba religion when the word Yoruba actually means a Nigerian tribe?

He is an African American so did he relocate to Nigeria where a ghost taught him how to embrace a religion called Yoruba?

Who told Eonline that Yoruba culture permits suicide?

Facts About Yoruba People & Culture

The Yoruba people who are mostly Christians believe that if a person commits suicide, he will face eternal damnation for killing himself. So there is no where in the culture where suicide is legally permitted.

Lee Thompson Young’s Real Cause Of Death: What Killed Him

The 29-year-old actor actually died due to severe depression that led to hopelessness.

In November, Lee Thompson Young gave an hint about his battle with depression when an interviewer asked him to discuss his character demise.

Read what Lee Young told Zap2It below;

“Yes, you know, his flash forward was torturing him. The fact that he saw himself [in the near future] on the phone with a lawyer, talking about a case in which he accidentally killed the mother of two small children … he just couldn’t live with himself. He was trying desperately to figure out if there was any way he could change that. And, in the meantime, everything in everyone else’s flash forward seemed to be coming true, step-by-step, so he was unable to sleep at night. He was depressed, frustrated, angry. He felt powerless. And, in the end, he finally decided that this is how he could change that.”

In his final scene on FlashForward, he played the role of Al Gough, a character that eventually killed himself.

Watch his final scene on FlashForward below


His manager described Lee Thompson Young’s death as very sad and heartbreaking.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Yoruba people what do you think? Is Yoruba a religion and does it permit suicide?

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  1. Ojuolape

    August 21, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Bet it with me, an Igbo person wrote this article for Eonline.
    Why didn’t they pick other tribe in Nigeria.

    That eonline reporter must be fired

    • ola

      August 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM

      Onii of Ife land should sue Eonline for mistaking Yoruba tribe for religion

    • Bench

      August 21, 2013 at 6:54 PM

      Ojuolape, I dnt knowing wat 2 telling 2 u, u hears me? U r a biggersing & verbassing dimwit 2 saying dat an Igbo man was wroted dis article.

  2. Aminat

    August 21, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    This is a proof that the reporter has no clue on what he’s reporting

  3. Mercy

    August 21, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    This report doesn’t make any sense to me. This actor has never been to Nigeria neither does he understand Yoruba talkless of him embracing the culture. eonline are bounch of lame reporters

  4. desphobia

    August 21, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    the statement is an adage just like every other tribes in the world has it

  5. akano ebenezer

    August 21, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    This fu**in article, it does not make any f**kin sense to me oo as OMO YORUBA RERE

  6. kelly

    August 21, 2013 at 5:33 AM

    This does not have anything to do with Yoruba as a tribe or ‘Religion’ as stipulated by E! & I think they should be sue

  7. Obinna

    August 21, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    to be a star in america involves a lot of things, they get this boy involved in a lot of evil practise in exchange for popularity and money, now he can not believe it that he can be deceived like this, that is why he commited suicide just like they have asked him to act in the movie above. please brothers do not play with the devil, the whole people that have been brought up by disney in america always commit suicide and they will tell people that it is depression. depression what? are they laking anything? they get them involved homosexuality and devil worship, so when they grow and understand what has happened to them, they commit suicide.

  8. anonymous

    August 21, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    Why do some yoruba pple hate igbo? Ojuolape is insinuating that an igbo person wrote d article on E. They keep blaming d igbos on everything. Pls igbos r nt competing with d yorubas. We r just distinguished by God.

  9. Anita

    August 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    This one na story abi na watin?

  10. WEALTH

    August 21, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    kaaai!! this yeye oyibo most times make me wonder whether or not they fear God at all? who talk say “realistically” yoruba na religion ;”i do not like to lie”, it is not at all close to the fake and demonic religions those yankee peeps believe and worship. The fact is dat they don”t have what it takes to be happy i.e…JESUS!! THEY ALL NEED JESUS

  11. Ajoke

    August 21, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    is committing suicide a solution to evry depression? God, cant reali undstnd some pple especially dis american. As young as dis guy is, gud luking,and am sure he’s so educated. y? am very sure God will neva 4giv him 4 his action. plsss, i think pple shd reali b counsel abou dis so called depression and suicide. evry depression doesnt mean u shd kill ursef, 4 wat pls? am reali thinking aloud right nw cos i cant place it. God pls help us ooo. hmmmmmm

  12. Omolabake

    August 21, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    It will be very wrong of anybody to start blaming or concluding that a tribe wrote the article for E & I. Ojuolape that was very wrong of u. Lets embrace peace in Nigeria

  13. Emmanuel George

    August 21, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    He killed himself as a result of depression, yaruba is nt a religion its rather a tribe

  14. Jide USA

    August 21, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Yoruba is a religion in some parts of the world like south America It was started by slaves that were brought from africa infact there are a couple of Yoruba churchs in the USA today. and yes the Guy has been to nigeria a couple of times. So I guess you can say the article was correct to some degree

  15. Metu Nyetu

    August 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    It wud b 1dafl if ppl try as much as possibl 2b enlightend in certain topics b4 commentn 4d sheer 4n of it. Yoruba is a religion practicd mainly in South America. Believers r as wel found in d US. Now take dis; they exist in Western Nigeria. If u doubt me, u shd knw where 2 look if u need certain infos.

  16. Akeemkareem

    August 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    I see no reason fools will just cook a story to get attention and cause confusion within d tribes and religion,a suicidal in islam is like getting free visa to hell,i guest it can be an igbo man like what they say,iku ya ju esin is what we yoruba say after d death of someone who suffer alot bfor demise,just to console d family to take hearth

  17. henry

    August 23, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Y,must some pple like talking rubbish.igbo wrote wat,dose yoruba guy’s dat ar fake mind urseif.

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