TMZ reports that the actor, famous for playing Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox series, was found dead near a riverbed near where he lived in the Los Angeles suburb of Sunland. Salling was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty last month to possessing 50,000 images of underage children, as part of a plea deal. TMZ reported three months ago that Salling attempted suicide in August and had to be rushed to the hospital. The suicide attempt occurred before Salling struck his plea deal in October. Salling is the second Glee star to die. Cory Monteith died of an accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol in July 2013 at age 31. UPDATE: Salling's attorney, Michael J. Proctor, confirms his death.