Mark Salling’s Cause of Death Has Been Revealed
UPDATE (2/2/18 at 8:56 a.m. ET):
Mark Salling’s autopsy has been completed.
The Glee star’s official cause of death was asphyxia by hanging.
“The autopsy was completed today and the doctor just posted the cause the cause of death asphyxia by hanging and the manner of death is suicide,” Ed Winter of the Los Angeles Coroner Office said.
“The case is now closed and the body is ready for pick up.”
UPDATE (2/1/18 at 8:59 a.m. ET):
Mark Salling completely isolated himself prior to his death.
"He isolated himself in that house in Sunland and was a very depressed, lonely human," a source told E! News.
"He had demons he was wrestling with for many years.”
UPDATE (1/31/18 at 9:17 a.m. ET):
Mark Salling, who took his own life one month before his sentencing, was afraid of life following prison.
According to Us Weekly, the actor basically thought his life was over.
“Mark knew he would have nothing to come back to after he went to prison,” a source revealed.
“His acting career was beyond over.”
He had also cut off relationships with his friends and family.
“He was in a dark place. He was very lonely. He was going to prison soon. Whoever was in his life pretty much cut him off,” the source continued.
“There were certain people he would talk to here and there but he lost all his true friendships.”
Click on to learn more details about his suicide.
Original story (1/30/18 at 1:44 p.m. ET):
Mark Salling has died.
The Glee singer reportedly passed away of an apparent suicide, according to law enforcement.
According to TMZ, his body was found near a riverbed outside the Northeast San Fernando Valley.
Police uncovered his body around 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30.
Though the police do not know the exact cause of death right now, they do believe he may have died after hanging himself.
This comes just one month after the actor pleaded guilty to possession of child pornograpy.
He agreed to a plea deal, which means he would’ve served four to seven years behind bars and supervised release for 20 years.
The 35-year-old would also have to register as a sex offender and pay restitution to each of his victims.
He pleaded guilty in December 2017 and was out on bail until his sentencing in March.
Following his guilty plea, his attorney Michael Proctor said he was focused on taking responsibility.
"Mark is focused on accepting responsibility and atoning for his conduct,” he told E! News at the time.
Meanwhile, Mark had cut his wrists back in August in what appeared to be a suicide attempt.
This story is developing, so stay tuned for more information…