Actor Mark Salling reportedly took his own life early Tuesday. The 35-year-old Glee star's body was found hanging from a tree near his home, LAPD sources tell TMZ.

Sources tell TMZ the tree was not far from a Little League baseball field.

Salling plead guilty to downloading 50,000 images of underage children on his computer in October.

Another 4,000 child pornography images were found on a portable flash drive in his possession.

Mark Salling dead of apparent suicide

TMZ reports a family member went to the LAPD station at 3 a.m. Tuesday to report the actor missing.

Salling's body was found hanging from a tree near his home in Sunland, California.

Salling agreed to serve between four and seven years in prison and he was required to register as a sex offender upon his release.

He was awaiting sentencing at the time of his death.

The troubled actor appeared in all six seasons of Glee, which ended in 2015.

Photos by VM / BACKGRID, Mark Kreusch / Splash News

  • Yardgirl

    Rot in hell.

  • Kay Gee

    He was my favorite character
    during the period I watched Glee. It was disheartening to hear that he
    had this predilection for child porn, it was also disheartening to
    realize that the person who played fin had a serious drug issue.

  • You Could Never

    Salling’s body was found hanging from a tree near his home in Sunland, California.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Shouts out to that tree limb for not breaking.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Glee has alot of dark-sides.... That's like the 3rd actor that had issues after the show ended.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Is this perverted white boy day on Sandra Rose?
    Sandy much have started her happy hour early and decided to phone it in.

  • McKay

    ????

  • i troll it like i see it

    One drug overdose (Cory Montieth), one beating her husband (Naya Rivera), one reduced to Dancing with the Stars (Heather Morris) another lead on the show, Diana Agron I read can't find work due to her attitude, now one convicted pedophile commits suicide before he can be punished for his crimes?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is called news, hun. His death is headlines everywhere. Why don't you go on Instagram and look at pictures and videos?

  • Bonsai

    All you other pedophiles follow pursuit.... there’s plenty of trees around and you can get a string from almost anywhere to tie around your neck.

  • imright

    ?? Bye Pedo ?

  • Ghost

    Very surprised to hear this because his plea deal was very light under the circumstances...guess he couldn't deal with the prison time!

  • shun king

    why do you have a problem with this post?

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    Wow, not defending a pedo at all whatsoever but with all the fake news and BS happening to stars that wont comply it makes you wonder if this guy cracked under the pressure. Again not to defend his actions. This is sad imo

  • AJ

    This is sad because he himself was likely a victim as a child. I believe all pedophiles were once victims. Shame on the adult(s) who did this to him.

  • Soda

    I never liked Glee. I didn't like how their school had funds for outrageous shows while other schools didn't have needed school supplies. I know, I'm petty.?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Did I touch a nerve?

    Your boo thang Trump is giving his first ( and hopefully last) SOTU speech tonight.

    I hope you get to watch your Orange Baboon make an a$$ of himself

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Why are we giving this asshole two posts of give a damn? He was NOT THE VICTIM. if he didn't fight his childhood demons properly as an adult, fukk him. We all have a story and we are still expected to be safe citizens of society. He had money to get professional help and didn't. FUKK HIM

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You took that show a bit too literally.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    They have a whole forest in Japan....use my tax dollars to get a ticket.

  • Pnthr

    All? Some, sure, not all. I do find it disturbing though when men who were victims turn into abusers too although it's rare for a woman to do the same. I don't know what it about being male that makes them such aggressive deviant monsters.

  • Pnthr

    I'm annoyed at how many people feel sorry for him. I feel sorry for those poor kids who are victims to all sorts of horror thanks to perverts like him. He is no loss to this world.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    If what they said he did is true... Good riddance from all previous and future victims of abuse.

  • Yardgirl

    That's what I said!!

  • Kanyade

    you crazy lol

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I'm just glad he's giving the speech and not Hillary Clinton. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What he did to children is disturbing, but his death is headline news.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    What you do in the dark, will come to the light. SMH!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Awww Hillary's still living rent free in your head.
    I'll text her and let her know to send you something for occupying the space.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Glee seems a little cursed...hoping the children on his drive heal. If you do the crime face the time.

  • Noirluv45

    You described him perfectly! ?????

  • Nita

    Nasty fuck.. he's where he should be

  • SweetTEE

    Those Glee actors stay killing themselves. I wonder why he was so ready to burn in hell? Probably didnt want to get raped in jail..tuh

  • MissHarlem

    I'm so proud of you ???

  • hottlanta

    Damn shame that the bar is set so low that if he reads the teleprompter and don't go off script he gets brownie points and called Presidential. I would die if Stormy shows up the same way he bought those women to a debate to keep from answering questions.

  • hottlanta

    I never looked at Glee because it was a ripoff of my show Fame but I am glad that tree was real..

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I'm just annoyed it gets two posts here almost back to back like this is entertainment blog worthy.

  • Lol

    Agreed. They hide things in plain sight. Better believe someone’s school is being Gleed while in the hood the kids live like Dangerous Minds.

  • Dahl

    Testosterone?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I was thinking the exact same thing about Stormy, but Democrats are ruthless enough to do something so classless.

  • You Could Never

    Lol.

  • dontgetblocked

    Loud applause. My sympathy goes to the children who were forced to pose in those 50,000 pictures he downloaded.

  • hottlanta

    They even spelled Union "Uniom" and they said they waiting on Dump to review the documents when he can't even read. That is why he said I will sign anything and I am not gonna look at and say I want this and I want that.

  • NeverSurprised

    I thought it was light as well. Depression and embarrassment probably got the best of him.

  • Stationarity

    Most of the time the parents fund all of that. They have “Grandparent” Funding drives, beginning of the year fundraisers, Sponsorship drives, fundraising events, etc. It might cost $1000 to be in Show Choir and the parents STILL have to volunteer. Nothing is hidden. Nothing is free and it isn’t government money. People with more money just have more time and resources to invest in their kids.

  • https://vidozz.com/cyq ? Kari ?????????

    I have no sympathy for him. He took the easy way out

  • Gloria

    Burn in hell.

  • Marlika

    I was gonna say this is sad ? until I read what he did. Phuck him and may Chester the molester burn in Hell!! ??????

  • GradyBaby

    Damn. He was crazy as hell.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I am HOLLERING! Lawd why???

  • Quagsire!

    Dude probably was moledted himself. Hollywood is poison.

  • I’keya Ross

    That's what I am thinking. Part of me thinks he wanted to kill the cycle

  • I’keya Ross

    4 years of ass rape minimum he knew he wasn't built like that

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    What i do not understand is how you can get more time for looking at child porn than raping a child. That college student Brock Turner raped a girl and got 6 months....

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    I was just saying the same thing...

  • GIJoeJones

    From Glee.. To swinging from a Tree. Kind of sad that he had such a public and dramatic downfall.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Best comment of the day award goes to drum roll.......YOU!!!! That was awesome.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    He did not rape any kids. He had child Porn pictures Big difference. Still sick but lets tell the truth. Not defending him. It is better he did this before he did rape someone. People still support Woody Allen and Russel Simmons and they really raped kids and then married them.

  • Dee

    He knew what he would receive in jail?. Good riddance perverted molester ?

  • Nophace

    F him!!! He couldn't face the consequences of his actions so he took the easy route!

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Good riddance bastard!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I feel NO sorrow for this Perverted person. He's done the world, all children's pics he downloaded and any that he may later have molested a favor

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    if only all the other Pedophiles, Child Molesters, and Rapist would join him in Hell...that would be great!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    How do you know he did not rape any children? That is a big statement to make. Most abusers have pics.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    BEYOND SICK.

  • Applebootay

    These comments!!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    The papers state he used software to mask his IP address, but twice showed some of his collection to an adult woman, who ultimately reported him to police.

    Following the tip-off, Salling was arrested at his home in Sunland, California, where police found a cache of explicit images on his computer depicting children as young as 10 in sexual situations. They later discovered more than 50,000 photos and videos on his laptop and another 4,000 on a flash drive.

    The actor was originally facing a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars after being charged with two counts of child pornography last year

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Lieutenant Andrea Grossman, commander of the LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, said at the time: 'It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, if you hurt a child you will be held accountable.'

    'These images are more than photographs, they are child abuse.'

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Being prepubescent is not the same thing as being preadolescent. Instead, prepubescent (and sometimes child) is a term for boys and girls who have not developed secondary sex characteristics, while preadolescent is generally defined as those ranging from age 10 to 13 years.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    What means prepubescent children?

    Means pre-teen or child, If your asking about prepubescent.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    I do not and neither do you. He was not convicted of that and also usually its starts with picks. Then it escalates. The pics were also linked back to the people who sold it to him over the internet..

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Lieutenant Andrea Grossman, commander of the LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, said at the time: 'It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, if you hurt a child you will be held accountable.'

    'These images are more than photographs, they are child abuse.'

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    The papers state he used software to mask his IP address, but twice showed some of his collection to an adult woman, who ultimately reported him to police.

    Following the tip-off, Salling was arrested at his home in Sunland, California, where police found a cache of explicit images on his computer depicting children as young as 10 in sexual situations. They later discovered more than 50,000 photos and videos on his laptop and another 4,000 on a flash drive.

    The actor was originally facing a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars after being charged with two counts of child pornography last year

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    Not excusing this. Like i said before i think he is and was sick. But at least he ended the cycle.

  • Oya Shango

    That poor tree.

  • Trace da Ace

    well he probably thought about how a little frail ass like himself will get tossed up like a fiesta salad in jail...and he could not handle it....sorry but I have zero fuks of sympathy on ANYBODY that does harm to a child....and sick perverts.....I have 3 kids and mama bear comes out on shit like this.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I just wish he could have spent time in jail experiencing what it's like to be locked up with men who hate child predators. Still, the world won't shed a tear. He doesn't even deserve a funeral -- just dig a ditch and throw him in...

  • kekeb

    NOT CONDONING HIS ACTIONS, but this is sad. He was still someone's son. Someone's friend tho. Suicide is so tragic.

  • kekeb

    I'm not thirsty NOR AM I SEXUALLY HARRASSING YOU, but if that's you on that AVI you are handsome!!!

  • sunni_daze

    One less predator.