“It’s sad and very tragic,” Jane Lynch told the outlet

By Tim Stack
January 31, 2018 08:19 AM

Glee’s Jane Lynch, who won a 2010 Emmy for playing cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, is reacting publicly to costar Mark Salling’s apparent suicide. A TMZ photographer caught up with Lynch and asked about Salling’s shocking death.

“It’s sad and very tragic,” she told the outlet.

Jane Lynch and Mark Salling in 2011
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When asked how she will remember Salling, Lynch said, “As the guy who made that really sweet video in the beginning of Glee when he was so happy to be a part of this group.”

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She then added, “It’s tragic and I’m brokenhearted over it.”

The news of Salling’s reported suicide broke this morning in a statement by his lawyer. The 35-year-old actor had been awaiting sentencing on child pornography charges.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).