Glee stars Sue Sylvester and Matthew Morrison pay tribute to Mark Salling – following his death aged 35 while awaiting sentencing for the possession of child pornography

Posted on Jan 31 2018 - 12:12pm by admin

Glee star Mark Salling accused of raping girlfriendMark Salling died at the age of 35 following an apparent suicide  [Getty]

Mark Salling, who played Noah ‘Puck’ Tuckerman on the E4 show, died aged 35. 

He was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

The actor previously entered a guilty plea after 50,000 images of sexual abuse victims were found in his possession.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: Jane Lynch at the Hammer Museum 15th Annual Gala in the Garden with Generous Support from Bottega Veneta on October 14,Jane Lynch paid tribute to her former Glee co-star [Getty]

The victims in the shocking images are said to be ages three to five years old.

Tim Davis, a producer on the musical comedy, tweeted: “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. 

Matthew Morrison shared a picture of himself between Cory Monteith and Mark SallingMatthew Morrison shared a picture of himself between Cory Monteith and Mark Salling [Matthew Morrison/Instagram]

“I loved Mark, and am sad when I consider the devastation of his parents. PLEASE withhold your cruel comments.”

Jane Lynch, who played Sue Sylvester on the show, retweeted a second statement he put out to his 68k followers. 

“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 (sic),” he wrote.

Mark Salling as Puck in GleeMark Salling rose to fame Puck in Glee [FOX]

“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.”

Matthew Morrison, known for his role of Will Schuester on Glee, also paid tribute on his Instagram page. 

Glee star Mark Salling accused of raping girlfriendMark Salling pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornography [Getty]

He shared a picture of him standing between Mark and Cory Monteith, who died in 2013 aged 31 following a drug overdose. 

He captioned the picture with a sad emoji between two angel emojis. 

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