Mark Salling Had Alcohol in His System When He Killed Himself, Autopsy Report Says

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“Glee” star Mark Salling, who took his own life in January, had alcohol in his system when he killed himself, an autopsy report from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office says.
The report, obtained by TheWrap on Monday, notes that Salling had .08 percent alcohol — just on the legal borderline of intoxication — in his femoral blood.
Salling’s heart blood registered .095 percent alcohol.
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The autopsy report indicated that Salling didn’t have any other drugs in his system.
According to the autopsy report, Salling was last seen alive watchin television with his father.
Early on Jan. 30, Salling’s mother woke up and discovered that the actor, who was on house arrest, and his vehicle were gone. He was subsequently found hanging from by a rope from a tree at 9 a.m., the autopsy report notes.
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Salling, who was scheduled to be sentenced in his child pornography case in March, was supposed to meet with his probation officer on the day his body was found, according to the report.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office determined that Salling, 35, died of asphyxia by hanging, deeming the manner of his death to be suicide.
The actor, best known for playing Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox musical series, pleaded guilty to possessing approximately 25,000 images of children engaged in sexual conduct, the U.S. Department of Justice said in December.
Salling specifically pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent.

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