‘Glee’ star Mark Salling dies of apparent suicide

SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 02: Actor Mark Salling arrives at the FOX 2010 summer Television Critics Association all-star party held at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier on August 2, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Glee” star Mark Salling, 35, has died of an apparent suicide, according to TMZ.

Salling’s lawyer, Michael J. Proctor, tells The Associated Press the actor died Tuesday. His body was found close to his home near a riverbed in Sunland, California, according to TMZ.

Salling is best known for playing Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox hit “Glee” from 2009 to 2015.

He was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child porn. Investigators found more than 50,000 images of child pornography on a laptop, hard drive and USB thumb drive seized from the residence, according to court records.