TV actor Mark Salling, who’s best known for his role in Glee as Noah “Puck” Puckerman, was found dead at the age of 35.
“I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning,” said Michael J. Proctor, the actor’s attorney. “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 also said that Mark’s family asked for privacy in this time of mourning.
The Los Angeles Police Department said that he was reported missing at 3 a.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 30). One law enforcement official disclosed details saying that Mark was found hanging in a riverbed area in Tujunga, LA. Though his cause of death is still not verified and is currently being investigated as a suicide.
His arrest in December 2015 and indictment last 2016 led to a search warrant only to discover more than 50,000 images of child pornography in his laptop and thumb drive. Last October 2017, he pleaded guilty and was supposed to be scheduled for sentencing on March 7, 2018. Mark was allegedly set to be given four to seven years in prison and ordered to pay each of his victims and register as a sex offender.