Mark Salling (August 17, 1982 – January 30, 2018) was an American actor known for his role as Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the television series Glee.Salling studied at the Los Angeles College of Music before working as a guitar teacher. He also worked as an occasional actor, appearing in Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) and The Graveyard (2006) before gaining a recurring role in Glee in 2008. Initially a regular character, from the fifth season he was reduced to a recurring guest star role. On the show, he soloed and dueted on cover versions of various songs. Pursuing a music career, he established his own label, Pipe Dreams Records, in partnership with Fontana Distribution. On this label he released an album, Pipe Dreams, in 2010. In 2015, Salling was arrested for possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to the charges, but committed suicide in 2018, shortly before he was to be sentenced.