Matthew Morrison grieves the loss of his former "Glee" co-star, Mark Salling, in an Instagram post
Earlier today, January 30th, news broke that Mark Salling died of an apparent suicide.
The actor, best known for his role as Noah “Puck” Puckerman on musical dramedy Glee, was waiting to be sentenced following his guilty plea to possessing child pornography. Salling was arrested in 2015 when his then-girlfriend alerted authorities that she’d come across thousands of images of prepubescent children in his possession. He made a plea bargain in October 2017, with sentencing — expected to be four to seven years behind bars — set for March 2018.
And now, we can add Matthew Morrison to that list.
Morrison played Glee club leader Will Schuester, who taught Puck — a football player who, after some resistance, takes an interest in music — and a number of other burgeoning musicians at William McKinley High School. He shared a photo of himself with Salling and the late Cory Monteith, who passed away in 2013 after a drug overdose. Monteith also appeared on Glee as Finn Hudson, another football player who takes a liking to music.
The actor, also known for The Good Wife and Grey’s Anatomy, summed up his feelings in three emojis: “😇😔😇.”
Most of the main Glee alums have yet to directly comment on Salling’s passing, including co-creator Ryan Murphy and stars Lea Michele, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Heather Morris, and Naya Rivera; Rivera and Salling dated over the course of three years, and ultimately broke up in 2010.
Our thoughts go out to Morrison, as he processes this difficult news, and to Mark Salling’s victims.