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Former ‘Glee’ Actor, Mark Salling dead at 35 from apparent suicide

Maximilliano Onofre February 2, 2018 February 2nd, 2018

 

TMZ is reporting that Mark Salling- known for his role as Puck on Fox’s show Glee– has died. Salling, age 35, committed suicide by hanging.

LA police officers responded to an investigation on Tuesday morning at 8:50 am at the 11900 block of Big Tujunga Cyn Road, where they found the body. TMZ states that the officers had received a call to do a “welfare check” on Salling. The call led them to the baseball field where the actor was found hanging from a tree. The law enforcement officials have not elaborated further on the scene, as it is part of an ongoing investigation.

The death of Salling comes only weeks before he was to be sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography. The actor had pleaded guilty to the possession on October 4, 2017 but had not been sentenced.  A judge was scheduled to review a deal Salling had signed for pleading guilty.  The sentencing was set for March 7, 2018. The actor was expected to get four to seven years in prison, and was ordered to register as a sex offender. He also agreed to pay $50,000 to each victim who submitted a formal restitution request, and to spend 20 years under supervised release.

Some of his former co-stars have expressed their sentiments on social media.

Matthew Morrison, who played Glee coach on the show with the same namesake, posted a picture of him with Cory Monteith and Sallinger, two actors who have now passed from the show.

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Iqbal Theba, who played Principal Figgins on Glee also tweeted, saying “Oh Mark.”

Tim Davis, a vocal arranger on the show, tweeted his condolences but also clarified that having compassion for Salling did not minimize the actions of the actor.

The actor’s attorney, Micheal J. Proctor, gave a statement on behalf of Salling’s family. “Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment. The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected.”

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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