Mark Salling and the Failed Pursuit of Happiness

2 min read On Jan. 30, former Glee star Mark Salling committed suicide at age 35. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office released the certificate to TMZ, which reported that the official cause of death for the 35-year-old actor was asphyxia by hanging. It also confirmed that Salling hanged himself from a tree in the woods near a riverbed in Sunland, California in what appears to be another case of a famous person who was going through a deep depression.