Actor Mark Sallingbest known for playing Puck on the Fox series Gleewas found dead near a riverbed in Sunland, California. He was 35.
Salling's death came as he awaited sentencing in a child-pornography case, after reaching a plea agreement in October. Salling pled guilty to possessing about 25,000 images of children engaged in sexual conduct, the U.S. department of Justice said in December.
He was slated to be sentenced March 7. According to Deadline, Salling faced a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, but as part of the agreement was expected to spend four to seven years in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release and registry as a sex offender.
The Deadline article is at deadline.com/2018/01/mark-salling-dead-glee-actor-child-pornography-1202274318/ .