Authorities say he committed suicide
TMZ is reporting Mark Salling is dead in what the authorities say is an apparent suicide. Salling recently entered a guilty plea to possession of child pornography, and his sentencing was set for March.
We’re told his body was found near a riverbed in Sunland … the area where he lived. We do not yet know the manner of death. We’re told he may have died after hanging himself. We’ve learned the address where Salling was found dead is a little league field near a creek.
The former “Glee” star was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors. Prosecutors say he had 50,000 images of underage children.
Mark Salling, who played Puck on #Glee, has died of an apparent suicide at 35.
Salling pleaded guilty in October to possession of child pornography in a plea deal that carried a sentence of 4 to 7 years in prison.https://t.co/58YINbm0DR
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 30, 2018
Suicide is never the answer but please remember what Mark Salling was convicted of before you share a “rest in peace” message
— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) January 30, 2018
My heart is with the family and friends of Mark Salling today…
I fully understand that he did a lot of bad things, but let’s all try to be gentle as no matter what he did, his family and friends are undoubtedly going through one of the saddest moments in their lives right now.
— eyesobell (@eyesobell9) January 30, 2018
Lot’s of mixed reactions on Twitter. Well, as for me I’d still wish his family peace and prayers, regardless of what he did a family still lost a family member.