Mark Salling – aged 35, famed for his portrayal as Puck in the TV show Glee has reportedly committed suicide.
Salling was just weeks away from serving a jail sentence for position of over 50,000 child abuse images, according to US reports.
In a statement given to The Blast his family said: “Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistake and errors of judgement.
“He is survived by his mother and father, and brother. The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected.”