If you were a fan of the TV show Glee then you have probably heard the name of Mark Sall. Yes, we are talking about Mark Sailing, the famous American actor and Musician. Tragically, the actor left this mortal world at the age of just 35. In fact, it’s also true that he was about to go to jail weeks before his death. So, what’s the reason behind him being a convict you might ask? Actually, the actor pleaded guilty to two child porn charges.
He didn’t have to go to prison because he left his own prison in 2018, on 30th July. So, if you wish to know more about Mark Sall then you are at the correct place. In this article, we will discuss his life, the cause of his death, and the reaction of his close ones.
Here’s A Short Biography Of Mark Sailing, The American Actor & Musician
So, Mark Sall was born in the year 1982, on 17th August, in Dallas, Texas. His parents raised him in a strict Christian home, as per the reports. In fact, it’s worth noting his educational life. So, the man went to a high school and graduated from there in the year 2001. Thereafter he went to the Los Angeles Academy College of Music. In that college, he gave guitar lessons to make a living for himself.
People generally remember the actor Mark Sall for a lot of movies and TV shows. For example, he has played roles in the movies such as Children Of The Corn IV, The Graveyard, etc. However, the major breakthrough came with the TV Show Glee in the year 2008. In that TV show, he played the role of a football star Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman.
So, in that show, he performed exceedingly well. During the six seasons on the show, he left a major mark. That’s why the judges nominated him for a Teen Choice Award for Male Breakout Star.
Child Porn Charges
His golden life as an actor had a lot of black blotches as well. On 4th Oct 2017, the actor pleaded guilty in front of the court to two child porn charges. In fact, the police found around 50k pictures on the 35-year-old Mark Sall’s computer. So, those pictures were completely sexual and it included pictures of Mark with a pre-pubescent child.
Initially, the judges sentenced him to 20 years of jail but the prosecutors tried to look for a sentence between four to seven years with twenty years of supervised release. In fact, Sailing also agreed to compensate the children by giving 50k each.
His Death & Reaction Of His Close Ones’
On 30th Jan, in 2018, sources informed that Mark Sall had taken his own life. He committed suicide weeks before going to prison over those child porn charges. So, his lawyer confirmed the death news of the actor. He said that the people found him in a field close to his above and near a baseball field.
|Birthplace||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|TV shows||Glee, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Extended Version, EMMANUEL GARIJO, Glee Türkçe Dublaj|
|Education||Lake Highlands High School, Culver Academies, LACM (Los Angeles College of Music)|
|Profession||American actor, composer, musician|
|Parents||Condy Sue Salling, John Salling|
|Awards||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series|
|Died||30 January 2018, Tujunga, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Cause of death||Suicide by hanging|
His family said, “Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistake and errors of judgment”. According to the reports, Mark had previously tried to commit suicide. The actor cut both his wrists weeks before his guilty plea. After cutting his wrists he had ‘freaked out and called his roommate who then contacted emergency services.
His ex-girlfriend Georgie Leahy is naturally devastated to hear this news. In fact, she said that she was having a manicure when the news came to her. She added, “I collapsed in the nail salon…what happened with Mark evoked so many complex feelings.”