Warning: This article contains distressing content involving suicide.
Earlier this week, news broke that Glee star Mark Salling was found dead from an apparent suicide, just weeks before he was set to be sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography.
Now, Salling's former co-star Jane Lynch has opened up about the star's passing.
“It’s been tough. He was a troubled, troubled guy, and he always was,” she told Us Weekly.
“This is a very sad end to it, but I know that he’s at peace now. He’s in the arms of a beneficent force.”
“I know life was very, very hard for Mark. I think we all do the best we can at the end of the day. I know Mark that did the best he could,” Lynch continued.
“He was a hard guy to get to know,” she said.
She went on to share a fond memory of the late actor.
“He took videos of the stages and everything. He was so happy to be coming to work, to be on the show. He wrote a song and videotaped his day being on Glee,” Lynch explained.
“Driving into the Paramount lot … at that time he was living on a cot in a little room. It was a big jump for him in his career, and also, he had a job and was in with this group of really great kids. I think he knew that he was breathing rarefied air. There was so much joy and happiness in his musical video that he shot for himself. Fox made him take it down. But it was a sweet, beautiful expression of his joy and being in Glee.”
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