MARK Salling has been found dead in a suspected suicide according to his Lawyer, He was 35 years old.
The star who played “Puck” in hit U.S. television series “Glee” was found hanging from a tree according to sources.
Sources also said that “Police received a call to do a ‘welfare check’ on Salling and that somehow that led them to the baseball field where his body was found. We’re told Salling had been dead for some time.”
Michael J. Proctor, who was Salling’s lawyer said: “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.”
The LA County Coroner’s Office told us they “haven’t spoken to the next of kin yet” and declined to confirm his death.
The news comes just over a month after the actor pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, after reaching an agreement with Los Angeles prosecutors in October.
He was to be sentenced in March and faced up to seven years in prison.
As part of the plea agreement Salling reached in October, he would have had to register as a sex offender, enter a treatment program, have no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18 and stay away from schoolyards, parks, swimming pools, playgrounds and video arcades.
He was also ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution to each victim of the child pornography he had downloaded who requested it.