Naya Rivera's Ex Mark Salling Commits Suicide

Mark Salling, best known for his role as "Puck" in Glee was found dead on Tuesday morning.

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The 35-year-old was awaiting sentencing after he plead guilty to possession of child pornography. He was expected to receive between four and seven years in prison as part of a plea deal.

Salling's attorney Michael Proctor confirmed the news to multiple sources. "I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning," said Salling's attorney Michael Proctor. "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 judgment," he added.

Salling's body was found near his home in California's Tujunga-Sunland area hanging from a tree, according to reports.

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The Glee star had dated co-star Naya Rivera back in 2009 but split after rumors of Salling cheating on Rivera in 2012.