Former "Glee" star Mark Salling has died, and authorities believe that it was suicide.
TMZ reported on Jan. 30 that the actor's body was found at the riverbed of the Los Angeles River in the Sunland area, which is were he lived. His apparent manner of death is hanging, the report said, adding that the address of his death is a little league field near the creek.
The Blast said his family reported him missing at 4 AM on Tuesday.
Not long after the discovery of Mark's body, the family released 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 judgment," the statement read. "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."
There is suspicion that he has tried suicide before. Last year, TMZ claimed he tried to cut his wrists.
The death comes as he was due to be sentenced on a child pornography case.
Last October, Mark, 35, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors. As part of the plea, he was expected to get four to seven years in prison.
In May 2016, Mark was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of child porn after cops found more than 50,000 images of child pornography and child erotica on his personal computer. Last October, TMZ said Mark agreed to make restitution to the victims, which is $50,000 per victim.
At the time of his arrest in December 2015, it was reported that an ex-girlfriend tipped off authorities to the contents of Mark's computer.