Los Angeles (AP) — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah “Puck” Puckerman in the hit musical-comedy “Glee,” died Tuesday, several weeks after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. He was 35.
Proctor did not reveal the cause of Salling’s death.
Salling had appeared in only a handful of projects before his breakout role in “Glee,” the popular Fox TV series about students in a high school glee club and their circle of family and friends. It aired from 2009-15.
Earlier credits included 1996’s “Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering,” a 1999 guest role on the Chuck Norris series “Walker, Texas Ranger” and a part in the 2014 TV movie “Rocky Road.”
A singer-songwriter as well as actor, he released two albums: “Smoke Signals” in 2008 and “Pipe Dreams” in 2010.
Salling’s character on “Glee” was a member of the school’s football team who ends up joining the glee club. One of his character’s friends was another jock-turned-singer, Finn Hudson, who was played by Cory Monteith.
Monteith died in 2013 from a toxic mix of alcohol and heroin, according to a coroner’s finding.
Salling’s survivors include his parents and a brother.
Associated Press Television Writer Lynn Elber contributed to this story.
This story has been corrected to show that Salling’s body was found in a riverbed area in the Tujunga area, not a home.