After the news of Mark Salling’s death hit the press, many people were shocked and saddened, but also, the nature of his crimes – child pornography charges – made him a controversial figure to commemorate. However, one of his former co-stars who had no trouble offering consoling words, was Jane Lynch, his former co-star on the set of Glee.
The 57-year-old said “It’s been tough,” and Mark was a “troubled guy” but always was. In an interview with Us Weekly, Jane it was a “very sad end” to his story, but hopefully, he’s at peace now.
As it was previously reported, Lynch and Salling were co-stars on the FOX drama, Glee, from 2009 until 2015. Lynch played the cheerleading coach, and Salling played Puck.
The very same year the show ended, Salling was charged with possession of child pornography charges and pleaded guilty to the crimes.
The actor possessed explicit images of minors and Mark was set to receive his sentence in March of this year. Lynch stated that “Life was very hard for” him.
However, despite the tragic means of his death, as well as the lead-up, Lynch commemorated the actor by remembering the times he was on the show and happy. She said Mark was “so happy to be coming to work, to be on the show.”
Lynch described his surroundings as one filled with great people whom with they both enjoyed to work. She stated, “there were so much joy and happiness in his music video that he shot for himself.”
Another figure on the set of Glee, producer, Tim Davis, also took to Twitter to show compassion for his death. Tim said that he, in no way shape or form condones his actions, but still mourns his passing.