Mark Salling dies at 35, ‘Glee’ co-stars mourn on Twitter

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Mark Salling who played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Fox’s musical comedy-drama “Glee” has reportedly died at 35.

“I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning,” attorney Michael Proctor said 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.”

Los Angeles Police were called in to investigate a report of a death in an area near Tujunga around 8:50 am on Tuesday morning, however, they didn’t confirm any more information.

Salling had recently pleaded guilty to child porn charges, with federal prosecutors finding more than 50,000 images and videos of child pornography and erotica on his laptop.

The “Glee” actor was reportedly facing between four to seven years in prison, being required to register as a sex offender as well. It was reported he would also spend 20 years under supervised release, with his internet use being monitored and controlled. He was scheduled for sentencing March 7.

His co-actors mourned his death over Twitter:

Matthew Morrison played enthusiastic singing coach Will Schuester on the show. In the photo, he stands beside co-star Corey Monteith who died in 2013 due to heroin and alcohol, and Salling. The caption was simply two angel emojis, and one crying emoji in the middle.


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Jenna Ushkowitz was Tina on the series. She commented on Morrison’s photo with a heart emoji.

Iqbal Theba, who played Principal Figgins, tweeted this:

Producer Tim Davis who worked on creating over 70 episodes in the show tweeted, “today we lost another Glee cast member”.

Jane Lynch, who played Sue Slyvester on the show, retweeted Davis’ tweet. Lynch reportedly told a TMZ photographer she was “brokenhearted” over Salling’s death.

Another director, Paris Barclay, shared a throwback photo of both Monteith and Salling.

SEE ALSO: Glee actor Mark Salling pleads guilty to child porn charges