Glee’s Mark Salling has been found in a Los Angeles riverbed after what appears to be a suicide.
TMZ has learned from local law enforcement that Salling’s body was recently found in Sunland, California, close to where the actor lived. According to their latest report, he was found hanging from a tree.
The actor had been awaiting sentencing after being convicted of possession of child pornography. The case began in late 2015 when he was arrested on these charges and was arraigned in 2016. His hearing was set for March 2018, where was expected to receive 4 – 7 years in prison as part of a plea deal, according to TMZ. The outlet also says the actor cut himself last year in a suicide attempt, but called his roommate and emergency services after panicking.
Salling was 35 years old. The actor didn’t have many projects outside of Glee — he appeared in an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger in 1999 and the TV movie Rocky Road in 2014. He also dabbled in music, having released two albums called Smoke Signals and Pipe Dreams in 2008 and 2010 respectively.
Glee ran from 2009 to 2015 on Fox. Salling starred as Puck, though his role was diminished in later seasons.