American actor Mark Salling, who became popular for his role in the TV series Glee, has been found dead near his Los Angeles home in an apparent suicide. It was reported that he hanged himself before he was due to be jailed after formally pleading guilty to possession of child pornography in December. His sentencing was scheduled for March 7. “I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning,” the actor’s lawyer, Michael J. Proctor, said in a statement.
Mark Salling was first arrested at his Los Angeles home in December 2015 after police and government agents seized a laptop, hard drive and flash drive that contained images and videos depicting child pornography.
Before starring in Glee, the actor released an album called Smoke Signals, followed by another solo record called Pipe Dreams in 2010. After hearing the tragic news, co-star Matthew Morrison posted a photo of him with the late Glee co-star on Instagram to pay a tribute to him.
Four and a half years ago, former Glee co-star Cory Monteith died at the age of 31 from drug toxicity.
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