Mark Salling, the former star of Glee who recently pled guilty to a charge of possession of child pornography, is dead.
The 35-year-old “Glee” actor committed suicide.
Sailing’s body was found near his home in Sunland, California on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
“I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning,” his lawyer Michael Proctor said in a statement to CNN.
“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.”
Mark sailing played ‘Puck’ on Glee from 2009 to 2015 and was set to play a role in a film titled Gods and secrets but was cut by its director when the actor was arrested in December 2015.
Salling, who was best known for playing Puck on the hit series “Glee,” was facing up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving a pre-pubescent minor.
According to reports, Salling had attempted suicide last August before entering the plea. He was scheduled for sentencing on March 7, 2018.
Salling played footballer Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Glee from 2009 to 2015. He was a regular on the show for the first four seasons.
He became a recurring cast member during the last two seasons, as characters began to age out of storylines.