Mark Salling, one of the stars of the Fox musical comedy “Glee,” has died at age 35.
Salling’s lawyer, Michael J. Proctor, tells The Associated Press the actor died Tuesday.
His death comes weeks before the actor was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on child pornography charges.
Proctor did not reveal the cause of death.
Sources told TMZ that homicide detectives are on scene to discount foul play, but they say all signs point to suicide by hanging.
Salling pleaded guilty in December to possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say a search of Salling’s computer found more than 50,000 images of child porn on Salling’s computer and a thumb drive.
He was scheduled to be sentenced March 7.
He played bad-boy Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the long-running show, which concluded in 2015.