According to TMZ, former Glee star Mark Salling is dead of an apparent suicide. TMZ reports Salling’s body was found near a creek by his home in Sunland, California.
Salling was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors. Prosecutors maintain he held more than 50,000 images of underage children.
Sentencing in Salling’s case was set for March, and he was expected to get 4 to 7 years in prison as part of a plea deal.
Salling was 35.