Glee star Mark Salling dead at 35

Mark Salling, the former Glee star who last month pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, was found dead today in Los Angeles.

The death is being investigating by authorities as a possible suicide after his body was found near his home.

The news comes just more than a month after Salling pleaded guilty to a federal offense of possessing child pornography, and ahead of a scheduled March 7 date for his sentencing.

As part of a plea agreement, Salling admitted he possessed some 25,000 images of children engaged in sexual conduct. He faced a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, but as part of the agreement was expected to spend 4 to 7 years in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release and registry as a sex offender.

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