TMZ: Former 'Glee' star Mark Salling dead of apparent suicide

Mark Salling arrives for a court appearance at United States Courthouse - Central District of California on June 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

TMZ is reporting that former "Glee" star Mark Salling has died of an apparent suicide. They say his body was found near a riverbed close to the area where he lived.

The actor was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving a pre-pubescent minor.

Sentencing in the case was set for March. He was expected to get up four to seven years in prison as part of a plea deal.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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