The actor, who had pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, hanged himself in a remote area of Los Angeles. He was just 35.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that American actor Mark Salling , known for his role in the Glee series, committed suicide, and detailed that the body was found at 9 am in morning at a river bed in Sunland, a neighborhood located in Los Angeles.
The latest official reports indicate that Salling, 35, did not leave a suicide note.
Police sources informed TMZ that the agents were in the area for an unrelated matter when they saw Salling car parked. They searched the area and found the body hanging from a tree.
Last October, Salling pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography , an accusation for which he could face a prison sentence of four to seven years.
He was arrested in December 2015 when investigators found more than 50,000 pornographic images of minors at his home.
The sentence was scheduled for March 7.
Salling rose to fame in the popular series Glee with his character from Noah “Puck” Puckerman throughout the six seasons he had the show, between 2009 and 2015.
The death of Salling is not the first related to the cast of the popular program, as also the actor Cory Monteith died in 2013 by an overdose at age 31.