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“Glee” star Mark Salling found dead in Apparent Suicide



"Glee" star Mark Salling found dead in Apparent Suicide - BellaNaija

Glee” actor Mark Salling has been found dead in what is thought to be suicide, TMZ reports.

Salling, who was arrested and had pled guilty to child pornography charges was reportedly found dead in a riverbed near his home in Sunland.

While the manner of his death is still yet to be confirmed, sources told TMZ that he may have hung himself.

Salling, who played Puck on the hit musical “Glee” was arrested for the possession of child pornography in December 2015 and was waiting for his sentencing due to take place in March.

He had reportedly negotiated a plea deal which would have had him serve between 4 to 7 years in prison, register as a sex offender and banned from communication with minors.


  1. Baby gurl

    January 30, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Omg. The shame was too much. The pain is now over I guess. This will be the second Glee star to die. First was Cory who died of drug overdose or was it suicide can’t remember. It is well. Love and comfort to his family.

  2. Cocoa

    January 30, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    The Pain is NOT now over!! please, please, please don’t make that statement after a suicide…it will mislead others to think that is the way to escape their troubles. IT ISN’T. I’m sure you meant no harm but please lets be mindful…we never know who is reading.

    The above story and others like it is exactly why i keep coming on this website to comment. THIS is why the GOSPEL needs to be SPREAD.

    He felt ashamed and he thought his sin was UNFORGIVABLE. IT WAS NOT. God forgives ALL who ask for His forgiveness, who REPENT and who in turn FORGIVE OTHERS.

    Shame in the eyes of man was is not worth taking the life you did not give yourself.

    GOD is still the WAY to a JOYFUL and PEACEFUL life. I wish all would come to the knowledge of this TRUTH.

    • Mondela

      January 31, 2018 at 12:34 am

      Thanks cocoa for this…

    • Treeeci

      January 31, 2018 at 4:44 am

      Exactly Cocoa.. you took the words out if my mouth. The PAIN is NOT over because although he is gone, the pain still lingers on for the friends and family he left behind. The pain is definitely Not over. My best friend committed suicide a few years ago. He called me at midnight, I did not answer, the next day I heard he was dead. Ever since then I have asked myself if things would have been different had I answered that call. The PAIN is NOT over.

    • Loki

      January 31, 2018 at 9:07 am

      I don’t think he thought his sin was unforgivable. Living as a registered sex offender in the US is a very very difficult way to live. He probably couldn’t figure out a way to deal with it and prison so….

    • Bleed Blue

      January 31, 2018 at 11:00 am

      @Treeeci, jeez I’m so so sorry to hear that.
      I’m an empath so one of my biggest fears is someone close to me taking their life. I’m just so sorry. I cannot imagine how you feel and I’m sure you’ve heard all the clichés BUT I had to say something.

      Don’t be hard on yourself dear and please keep your head up.

    • Treeeci

      February 1, 2018 at 3:34 am

      @Bleed Blue thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words. This happened in 2014, and it took a lot of counseling for me to understand that there was nothing I could have done. If he hadn’t killed him self that night, he would have done it another night. Hearing his mother say there was nothing I could have done freed me, and I gave myself permission to live again. When a person commits suicide most people sympathize with the dead, but they forget about the living who have to pick up the pieces.

  3. maratun

    January 30, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    GOD is still the WAY to a JOYFUL and PEACEFUL life. I wish all would come to the knowledge of this TRUTH.

  4. Timi

    January 31, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Puckerman why? So sad I guess he couldn’t bear the shame. The rate at which people kill themselves these days is something else. I have an aunty that was diagnoised with HIV. She wasn’t married yet. Next thing we saw a suicide note she left. We haven’t found her till date. So sad

  5. DayoI

    February 1, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Suicide is never the answer to anything!!
    I think we can all agree that even though “his pain may be over”, the pain for his family and friends will undoubtedly continue.

    The possibility is that his family (and maybe friends) were already ashamed of the crimes he committed and admitted to (especially being in the public eye – which shouldn’t alter the severity of the crime by any means).

    The possession of images and videos of children (whatever you were doing with them) is a huge deal. The US is especially strict on this matter (as they should be) and life after being a registered sex offender does not bode well in or out of prison.

    Prisoners are notorious for being intolerant of child sex offenders – which is ironic since some may have committed some unforgivable crimes themselves – and a lot become the targets of prison gangs etc.
    His life inside prison would have been tough and I’m sure he knew that.

    It’s unfortunate for those concerned all around.

    On a side note, NEVER EVER do (re-post or write) something you’ll be ashamed to admit in the future. NEVER.

    • Smexi

      February 1, 2018 at 3:39 am

      Apparently in American prisons, child molesters, or sex offenders are considered 10 times worse than murderers. If he went to jail, he would had been killed or forced to kill himself. Despite all that, suicide is NEVER the answer

  6. Nv

    February 1, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Wow, I’m really glad to see most of the comments here are mature, sympathetic( to the victims and his family) and senstive. I was almost dreading the comment section for this article on bella. Glad to be proving wrong.

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