Mark Salling dead: Disgraced Glee star dies aged 35 after ‘apparent suicide’ while awaiting sentencing for child sex abuse images
The actor has taken his own life, according to law enforcement – his body was found in Los Angeles.
Mark Salling has died at the age of 35, his lawyer has confirmed.
The actor, best known for starring as Noah Puckerman in Glee, was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to the possession of child sex abuse images last December.
According to TMZ, Salling’s body was discovered by a riverbed near his home in Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles.
Although the cause of his death has not been officially confirmed, sources in the US claim the actor committed suicide by hanging himself.
Mark Smalling has died at the age of 35 (Image: REX/Shutterstock)
The actor was best known for playing Puck in GleeSalling appeared in the comedy drama show for six years (Image: Fox)
Before his body was discovered on Tuesday, the actor had been on bail after 50,000 child abuse images were found in his possession.
He was expected to receive his sentencing in March this year.
The actor, who played Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman on the hit Fox show, struck a plea deal in the case in October.Under the deal, prosecutors agreed that the appropriate sentence for Salling would be four to seven years in prison, with 20 years of supervised release, according to US reports.