Mark Salling has died of an apparent suicide, news outlets report. According to TMZ, law enforcement confirms that the 35-year-old actor was found dead near a riverbed in Sunland, which is the area where he lived.
According to the reports, it’s not known yet how exactly he died. The site is saying that it appears to be that the former actor hanged himself.
Mark Salling was awaiting trial after he plead guilty. These crimes could have sent him away for 4-7 years in prison, followed by up to 20 years of supervised released.
As previously reported, the 35-year-old actor was arrested in December 2015. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing images and videos featuring underage girls on his home computer. The news site says the “hundreds” of images were reportedly alerted to authorities which sent federal investigators to his home and his computer.
It was reported that investigators discovered thousands of images and videos, some with children as young as 2-years-old on his hard drive. According the the court documents the children didn’t seem to be older than 6-years-old.
Mark Salling was forbidden from going near school yards, playgrounds, or anywhere children frequented and he was also not allowed to use devices that had access to the internet without being in the presence of a federal authority.