'Glee' Cast And Crew Pay Tribute To Mark Salling, But Believe That ‘Having Compassion In No Way Minimises His Crimes’

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The crew and cast of the musical TV series Glee speak out to remember their co-star, Mark Salling, who passed away on January 30 from an apparent suicide. The 35-year-old actor was a very talented musician and songwriter and even had a few music albums.

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As to his acting career, Salling gained popularity owing to the hit show Glee where he appeared in all six seasons. But, unfortunately, Mark didn’t only have a rather rich acting and musical experience, but also a difficult criminal past.

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Pleading guilty

In 2015, the Los Angeles police decided to conduct a search at Mark Salling's house. The actor was arrested on suspicion of possession of banned video and photo materials. Later, law enforcers found over 50,000 child abuse photos and videos on the actor’s laptop and another 4,000 on a removable drive.

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Mark acknowledged his guilt, and it was expected that he would have to serve a prison sentence. After the jail, the actor would have been under police surveillance for another 20 years. He was also forbidden to approach the juvenile if they had no parents or legal guardian next to them.

I am pleading guilty because I am guilty of the charges and wish to take advantage of the promises set forth in this agreement, and not for any other reason.

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Paying tribute

Since news of Mark Salling’s passing, his co-stars remained rather silent. But still, there were many who paid tribute to Glee star, including Iqbal Theba, Tim Davis, and other actors. Although they know that he committed crimes against kids, they believe he is also a victim and a broken man. And his family doesn’t need to read any rude comments these days.

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The actor’s mother, father, and brother appreciate all the support they have been receiving but ask for their privacy to be respected.

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