Mark Salling, former co-star of Fox’s Glee who was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography back in October, has died. TMZ broke the news, saying that Salling’s body was found in a park near his home in the Sunland area of Los Angeles. The LAPD has yet to issue an official statement, but Salling’s death is being reported as an apparent suicide. He was 35.
Salling, who was a regular on the first four seasons of Glee, was arrested in December 2015 and charged in 2016 of “receiving and possessing child pornography on his laptop computer and a flash memory drive.” Salling was expected to get four to seven years in prison as part of a plea deal at his sentencing hearing, which was scheduled for March.