Glee actor Mark Salling is dead of an apparent suicide, according to law enforcement, TMZ has reported.
TMZ report that the actor's body was found near a riverbed in Sunland - the area where he lived. Although the manner of death has not been confirmed, it is thought to have been suicide.
The former "Glee" star was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors. Prosecutors say he had 50,000 images of underage children.
Sentencing in the case was set for March. He was expected to get 4 to 7 years in prison as part of a plea deal.
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