The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that Mark Salling took his own life, with asphyxia by hanging as his confirmed cause of death. Salling was found near a riverbed not far from his home in the Sunland-Tujunga neighborhood of Los Angeles on January 30. The Glee alum was pronounced dead at the scene.
In the months before his death, Salling, 35, plead guilty to possession of child pornography, became a registered sex offender and was awaiting sentencing with certain jail time.
“He was in a dark place. He was very lonely. He was very depressed,” a former friend said of Salling’s final days. “He was going to prison soon. Whoever was in his life pretty much cut him off.”
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