This Is How Glee Stars and Crew Reacted to Mark Salling's Death
Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman in the hit musical-comedy Glee, died of an apparent suicide Tuesday, weeks after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. He was 35.
The actor's former co-stars from the show have shared their thoughts and reactions, expressing their condolences for Salling's family.
Matthew Morrison posted a throwback photo that included himself, Salling and Cory Monteith.
Paris Barclay, who directed several episodes of Glee, shared this throwback photo with Monteith and Salling.
Glee vocal coach Tim Davis also expressed compassion for his family.
"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," he wrote. "I loved Mark, and am sad when I consider the devastation of his parents. PLEASE withhold your cruel comments."
Jane Lynch retweeted his follow-up message that stated: "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."
Finally, Iqbal Theba also known as Principal Figgins in the show simply wrote on Twitter, "Oh Mark", he then followed with a longer message.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).