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Glee actor Mark Salling, found dead at 35

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US media reports suggest he may have taken his own life The  35-year-old  glee actor  Mark salling was found dead by LAPD on Tuesday, cause of death is thought to be suicide by hanging; he was facing four to seven years in prison for child porn possession.

‘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,’ tweeted Tim Davis, the show’s former vocal coordinator. ‘Let me be clear. Having compassion for #MarkSalling in no way minimizes his crimes, nor does it minimize the pain and devastation of the victims of those crimes. I’m just saying stop adding to his family’s pain. This was their son. If you’re without sin, feel free to cast stones,’ he added.

Salling played footballer Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Glee from 2009 to 2015.He entered into a plea deal last October, avoiding a lengthier prison sentence of up to 20 years.

He was arrested in 2015 after a tip-off that he was in possession of images of children being sexually abused.Investigators ultimately found tens of thousands of abuse images on his laptop and hard drive.

Photographs in US media suggest the former television star’s body was found in woodland near to where he lived in Sunland, Los Angeles.

Salling’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 for some serious mistakes and errors of judgement.

“He is survived by his mother and father, and his brother. The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected.”

His former co-stars have reacted to the news of his death.He simply captioned the picture with two angel emojis. Jane Lynch retweeted Tim’s message, and admitted she was struggling to cope with Salling’s death, when  Tuesday evening. When asked how she would remember him, she simply replied: ‘As the guy who made that really sweet video in the beginning of Glee when he was so happy to be a part of this group.’

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