Glee actor Mark Salling has been found dead near his Los Angeles home, just weeks before being sentenced in court for possession of child pornography. He was expected to get between four and seven years in prison.
US media reports suggest he may have taken his own life.
Salling's attorney Michael 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.
"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."