Former Glee’ star Mark Sailing has died in what police are classifying as an “apparent suicide” just weeks before the former actor was set to be sentenced to prison time on possession of child pornography charges.
People Magazine (@people) reports, Sailing’s attorney, Michael Proctor gave People magazine the following statement:
“I can confirm that Mark Sailing passed away early this morning. Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgement. He is survived by his mother and father, and his brother. The Sailing family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected.”
Police received a call to do a “welfare check” on Sailing early Tuesday morning. Somehow the visit to the house led police to a baseball field where Sailings’ body was found. Police say Sailing had been dead for awhile when his body was discovered. Law Enforcement reports that Sailing was found hanging from a tree. The initial “welfare check” on Sailing was the result of a family member going to the police station at 3am to file a missing persons report on Sailing. Mark Sailing’s death was officially ruled a suicide as no foul play has been detected. Mark Sailing was 35-years old.