American actor Mark Salling’s body was found today, amidst reports that he committed suicide.

Salling, best know for playing Puck on popular TV show Glee, was waiting judgment after pleading guilty to child pornography.

Salling’s lawyer, Michael J Proctor, said in a statement: “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 judgement.

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“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.”

He was indicted in May 2016 after a search warrant led to the discovery of over 50,000 images on his computer and flashdrive.

According to court documents circulated at the time Salling agreed his plea bargain, he said in court: “I am pleading guilty because I am guilty of the charges and wish to take advantage of the promises set forth in this agreement, and not for any other reason.”

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