Wednesday, January 31, 2018

"Glee" Star: Mark Salling commit suicide at 35!

Glee star Mark Salling, 35, 'commits suicide': Actor who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges has 'hanged himself' near a little league baseball field by his home in Los Angeles.

  • Salling, 35, was found on Tuesday near a little league field near his home 
  • Actor reportedly hanged himself from a tree and had been dead some time
  • Salling's family had reported the actor missing earlier on Tuesday morning, fearing he was planning to hurt himself 
  • Glee star was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to child porn charges
  • Salling previously attempted suicide in August last year and told a judge in December that he was on medication for depression  
He was due to be sentenced by a judge on March 7 and faced between four and seven years after taking a plea deal
  • Salling was arrested in December 2015 after authorities were tipped off 
  • Prosecutors found 50,000 images of children as young as three on Salling's computer and a thumb drive
  • His family said in a statement that their son was 'a gentle and loving person' who was 'doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment'
Glee costar Matthew Morrison shared a photo of himself with Salling and actor Cory Monteith with three emojis; a sad face for himself, and two angelsMark Salling (pictured as he arrived for a court appearance in 2016 for child porn charges) has died of an apparent suicide
Fellow Glee star Jany Lynch said 'it's very said, very tragic'.
Mark Salling has died of an apparent suicide,  just weeks before he was due to be sentenced on child pornography charges.
The body of the Glee star was found near his home in Sunland just before 9am on Tuesday.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told to that Salling was pronounced dead at the scene at 9am.
'I heard it was hanging,' said Winter, who later noted that 'the investigation is ongoing and a full autopsy is pending.'
The disgraced actor's body is removed from the scene by coroners and members of the LAPD
Salling was just six weeks away from a sentencing hearing in his case, where he faced four to seven years in prison after entering a guilty plea to a federal charge of possessing material involving the sexual exploitation of minors.
It was revealed in court documents that some of the images Salling possessed featured children as young as three.

Half a dozen officers assisted as the body was put inside the coroner's van. The official cause of death has not yet been revealed but it is believed the disgraced star hanged himself

At the time of the hearing, he told the judge he was on medication for depression.
The spot where  Salling, who played Noah 'Puck' Puckerman in the hit musical-comedy 'Glee,' was found dead in a remote area of Big Tujunga Canyon
'I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning,' his lawyer Michael Proctor said in a statement.

'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.' 

Salling was awaiting sentencing after entering a guilty plea to possession of child pornography.  

Salling's black Nissan Infiniti was parked at the side of the road, near the riverbed where he was found

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