‘Glee’ Star Mark Salling Dead At 35 From Apparent Suicide By Hanging

“Glee” star Mark Salling has died from an apparent suicide. He was 35.

TMZ reports that law enforcement found Salling’s body hanging from a tree. He had been dead for some time.

In a statement to PEOPLE, his attorney said: “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 judgment. 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.”

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His family had gone to the LAPD at 3 AM on Tuesday to report that Salling had been missing.

Salling was awaiting his sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors.

What a tragedy.

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