More than a month after Mark Salling's death, details are slowly trickling in. It is found that he had alcohol and no drugs in his system.
The former Glee star, who played Noah "Puck" Puckerman in the musical series, died on Jan. 30, which was ruled as asphyxia due to hanging. However, now that the toxicology report was released, it showed that he was drunk during the time, as it was found out Salling had 0.095 alcohol level and had no trace of drugs.
The report even gave details on the night before he took his own life, which could actually give context on the 35-year-old actor's last minutes before his demise. On the night of Jan. 29, he was watching TV with his dad in their living room until 11:30 p.m., however, on midnight, Salling's mom knew he was gone as his vehicle was nowhere in the area.
"His roommate found the tracking devise down the street from the residence," the report read.
On Jan. 30 at 9 a.m., authorities found his body near his house at San Fernando Valley. The coroner said the rope was wrapped around his neck five times and that it was tied 6 feet above the ground. That same morning was when Salling was supposed to meet with a probation officer.
This news just gives new light on Salling's depression that was long rumored, though his camp casually dismissed the idea. TMZ reported that the actor in August last year tried to take his own life by cutting his wrists.
Good thing he screamed after freaking out over blood which prompted his roommate to call in 911. Salling was taken to a hospital and entered a rehab. This was cited as the reason he was always wearing long-sleeved shirts, to hide his scars from the public, even under the heat.
"Mark is physically fine and Mark is spending his time atoning and working on himself," Salling's attorney said back then.
Of the recent report, it was confirmed that he indeed had depression and the August 2017 rumors were true. Salling did not leave a suicide note during his death.
Meanwhile, Salling's death came at a time when he will be sentenced after he struck a plea deal for child pornography in December. He was facing four to seven years behind bars.
Child Porn Case
This stemmed in a 2015 raid of his home where authorities found thousands of explicit content, all with children as the subject. However, after his death, a judge decided to dismiss Salling's case.