Former 'Glee' Star Mark Salling Has Died in an Apparent Suicide

Multiple sources are reporting that Mark Salling has died. 


According to TMZ, the 35-year-old actor and former Glee star died in an apparent suicide, with his body "found near a riverbed in Sunland."

Just last month, Salling plead guilty to possession of child pornography. He was awaiting sentencing, which was scheduled for March 7, and facing four to seven years in prison. 

UPDATE - 1:44 pm ET:

Salling's lawyer confirmed his death. He gave the following statement to EW

"I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning. Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment. He is survived by his mother and father, and his brother. The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected."

More information to come.