LOS ANGLES (CelebrityAccess) — Mark Salling, an actor best known for playing Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Fox’s musical comedy show “Glee” had died of an apparent suicide. He was 35.
Salling’s death comes just a month after he plead guilty to charges of possessing more than 50,000 images of child pornography. According to ABC News, he was due to be sentenced on March 7th and was facing a four to seven-year prison sentence.
A law enforcement official not authorized to speak publicly about Salling’s death told ABC News that his body was found hanging in a dry riverbed area in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department said Salling was reported missing about 3 a.m. Tuesday. His death is being investigated as a suicide.
“I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning,” the actor’s attorney, Michael J. Proctor, said in an email to The Associated Press.
“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,” Proctor said,
While “Glee” was Salling’s most high profile role, he appeared in other projects, including the 1996 film “Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering,” and the 2014 TV movie “Rocky Road.”
As well, he was a singer-songwriter, with two albums to his name — “Smoke Signals” (2008), and “Pipe Dreams” (2010).