Former Glee Actor Mark Salling,35, has been found dead. Mark Sailing’s lawyer, Michael J. Proctor confirmed that the actor passed away on Tuesday, weeks before Salling was scheduled for a sentence in a US Federal Court on child pornography charges. Sailing was out on bail at the time of his death.
Proctor, who did not reveal the cause of the death, said :
“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,He is survived by his mother and father, and his brother. The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected.”
Mark Salling’s body was reportedly found near a riverbed in Sunland, California. Though his death is a suspected suicide, the exact reasons for Salling’s death are not confirmed. There are also speculations that Mark might have died from hanging himself.
The shocking news of Glee Actor Mark Salling Suicide came just months after he plead guilty to the possession of child pornography in October 2017 and had been awaiting sentencing since then. In his plea deal, Mark had agreed to serve 20 years of release under supervision. He had also agreed to pay NZ$68,000 to each victim, which included prepubescent minors. Mark was scheduled to be sentenced in March 2018 and was supposed to face between four to seven years in jail for the possession of child pornography. Prosecutors have reported that they raided his home and found over 50,000 pornographic images of underage children on his laptop computer in December 2015 which led to his arrest.
Another suicide attempt by Mark was also reported in October 2017 when Mark tried to kill himself by slicing his wrists. Salling’s lawyer, however, denied the reports.
Mark was famously known for his character ‘Noah’ “Puck” Puckerman on the US high school musical drama Glee and is the second of Glee’s male leads to die young.