Mark Salling's Sudden Death Attracts Mixed Reactions From 'Glee' Cast & Crew
American actor Mark Salling, who was best known for his role as Noah "Puck" Puckerman in the TV series 'Glee,' was found dead this morning.
TMZ first reported that Salling's body was discovered near a riverbed in the Sunland-Turjunga neighborhood of Los Angeles where he lived, and that the cause of death was an apparent suicide.
...But the news of Mark's sudden death has already attracted some very mixed reactions from 'Glee' cast and crew.
— iqbal theba (@iqbaltheba) January 30, 2018
I met Mark Salling Once when we were filming the final episode of Glee together. I didn’t know him at all and I won’t pretend I did. It’s been a horrifying thing these past two years finding out about the crimes he’s committed. I don’t feel sorry for him. Only sorry for his fans.
— FINNEAS (@FinneasOConnell) January 30, 2018
Today we lost another #Glee cast member.Yes, he committed crimes against children.Yes, it's horrific. But #MarkSalling was a broken man, no doubt an abuse victim himself. I loved Mark, and am sad when I consider the devastation of his parents. PLEASE withhold your cruel comments.
— Tim Davis (@loudmouthmuch) January 30, 2018
Thank you 💔 https://t.co/cynQw09wCq
— Joaquin Sedillo (@JOAQUINSEDILLO) January 30, 2018
More reactions to come...
Last December, the 'Glee' alum plead guilty to possession of child pornography after more than 50,000 images of child porn were found on his computer and thumb drive. Salling was awaiting sentencing at the time of his death.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor was facing roughly four to seven years in prison. He would also have been required to register as a sex offender.
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