Glee star Mark Salling, 35, 'commits suicide': Actor who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges has 'hanged himself' near a little league baseball field by his home in Los Angeles.
- Salling, 35, was found on Tuesday near a little league field near his home
- Actor reportedly hanged himself from a tree and had been dead some time
- Salling's family had reported the actor missing earlier on Tuesday morning, fearing he was planning to hurt himself
- Glee star was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to child porn charges
- Salling previously attempted suicide in August last year and told a judge in December that he was on medication for depression
- Salling was arrested in December 2015 after authorities were tipped off
- Prosecutors found 50,000 images of children as young as three on Salling's computer and a thumb drive
- His family said in a statement that their son was 'a gentle and loving person' who was 'doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment'