Mark Salling's Glee Co-Stars React To His Death

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On Tuesday, TMZ reported that Mark Salling had died of an apparent suicide. Salling's lawyer, attorney Michael Proctor, confirmed the news to People.
Early in his career, Salling was best known for his work on musical dramedy Glee. On the show, the actor portrayed Noah "Puck" Puckerman, a football player who becomes a member of the New Directions. Glee ended its run in 2015. According to IMDb, it was the last project he worked on.
In 2015, Salling was arrested for possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to the charges in December of 2017, and, according to Deadline, was expected to spend four to seven years in prison. The official sentencing was set for March 7.
Following news of Salling's passing, some of his co-workers on Glee shared their own sentiments about the actor's death. Click through to read their reactions.
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If you are thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Suicide Crisis Line at 1-800-784-2433.
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Matthew Morrison

The actor, who is currently appearing on Grey's Anatomy, took to Instagram to share a photo of himself with Cory Monteith and Salling. Monteith, who portrayed Finn on the series, died in July of 2013. Salling's Puck was best friends with Monteith's character.
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Jenna Ushkowitz

The actress, who played Tina on the Fox series, posted a heart emoji in the comments section of Morrison's post, reported Us Weekly.
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Paris Barclay

Prolific TV director and producer Barclay helmed nine episodes of Glee. He shared this photo of Monteith and Salling in a scene together, with the caption:

"It’s a painful loss, again. Two young actors, lost too soon. RIP #marksalling."
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Jane Lynch

The actress was interviewed by TMZ regarding Salling's death, and had this to say about her former co-star's passing:

"[I'll remember him] as that guy who made that really sweet video in the beginning of Glee when he was so happy to be a part of this group. It's tragic, I'm broken-hearted over it."
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Tim Davis

The Glee producer shared this statement with his Twitter followers upon hearing the news of Salling's death:

"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."

He added:

"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."
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Iqba Theba

The actor, who portrayed Principal Figgins on the musical dramedy, shared just two words on Twitter:

"Oh Mark."
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Joaquin Sedillo

The cinematographer, who was the director of photography on 57 episodes of Glee, took to Twitter to write:

"Devistating [sic] Suicide is never the answer."
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