Mark Salling’s Glee cast along with crew is actually reacting to his sudden death.
The 35-year-old actor died of apparent suicide on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office tells ET that will Salling was pronounced dead at the scene around 9 a.m. His death is actually being investigated as suicide by hanging.
Following his death, many of Salling’s former co-stars along with crew members took to social media to remember the actor along with share their condolences to his family.
Matthew Morrison took to Instagram using a photo of himself, Salling along with Corey Monteith, who died in 2013 of a drug overdose. Morrison captioned the post with angel emojis, while Jenna Ushkowitz commented using a heart emoji. Later inside evening, an eyewitness tells ET that will the 39-year-old actor was at the Palace Theater in brand-new York City, seeing a 7 p.m. showing of Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical on Broadway with his wife, Renee.
Tim Davis, a producer on Glee, also commented on losing another cast member. “Yes, he committed crimes against children. Yes, that will’s horrific. however #MarkSalling was a broken man, no doubt an abuse victim himself. I loved Mark, along with am sad when I consider the devastation of his parents. PLEASE withhold your cruel comments.”
Jane Lynch retweeted Davis’ second statement. “Let me be clear. Having compassion for #MarkSalling in no way minimizes his crimes, nor does that will minimize the pain along with devastation of the victims of those crimes,” Davis added of the late actor, who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in December 2017. “I’m just saying stop adding to his family’s pain. This kind of was their son. If you’re without sin, feel free to cast stones.”
Lynch also opened up about Salling’s death to TMZ, calling that will “sad along with very tragic.”
Paris Barclay, who directed several episodes of Glee, shared a throwback pic of Salling along with Monteith. “that will’s a painful loss, again,” the he wrote. “Two young actors, lost too soon. RIP #marksalling.”
Actor Iqbal Theba, who played Principal Figgins on Glee, tweeted “Oh Mark,” later adding more about the actor.
Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, has no comment.
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