Glee star Mark Salling found dead at 35 in apparent suicide
Glee star Mark Salling has been found dead near his home in Los Angeles. His death is being investigated as a suicide. The 35-year-old actor, best known for playing Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Glee from 2009 to 2015, pleaded guilty last year to possessing child sex abuse images. He was expected to be handed between four and seven years in prison at his sentencing on March 7. Salling was arrested in 2015 after police received a tip-off. Prosecutors said that investigators ultimately found more than 50,000 child abuse images on his laptop and hard drive. The actor entered into a plea deal in October, which allowed him to avoid a longer sentence of up to 20 years. A law enforcement official said Salling’s body was found near a riverbed in Tujunga, Los Angeles, and is being investigated as a suicide, according to The Associated Press. Photos from US media outlets suggest he was discovered near his home. The late actor’s lawyer, Michael J Proctor, said in a statement: “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
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