“Glee” Actor, Mark Salling, Dead at 35

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Former “Glee” actor Mark Salling was found dead Tuesday from a suspected suicide, his lawyer said.

Salling, 35, was found in a park area off Big Tujunga Canyon Road in the Sunland section of Los Angeles, near his home.

An LAPD source said a call came in around 9 a.m. reporting a body.

“It looks to be a suicide. A man hanging,” the source told the Daily News. “It’s in the foothills area.

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Mark Salling has reportedly died in a suspected suicide in California.

(Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Salling was facing considerable prison time after pleading guilty in his child pornography case last year.

Under the terms of his plea deal, he agreed to serve a four- to seven-year prison sentence for possessing pornographic images of prepubescent minors on his personal computer.

His sentencing was scheduled for March.

 “I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning. 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,” his lawyer Michael Proctor said in a statement

“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,” Proctor said.

The death comes two years after police entered Salling’s home with a battering ram and seized computer and thumb drive devices containing more than 25,000 images of child porn, officials said.


Members of the LAPD and LA Coroners Office are seen removing Mark Salling’s body, which was found next to a creek located in a remote area of Sunland, CA on Tuesday.

(Mark Kreusch / Splash News)

“Defendant attempted to conceal his activity by using software that masked his IP address,” his plea agreement said. “However, on at least two occasions in 2015, defendant showed his child pornography to an adult woman in the context of their sexual relationship. This was ultimately reported to law enforcement.”

Salling played the Mohawk-wearing bad boy Noah (Puck) Puckerman during “Glee’s” highly successful six-season run.

After his arrest, he was fired from his starring role in the miniseries “Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets.”

A TMZ report in October alleged Salling had attempted suicide in August by slitting both his wrists.