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Glee actor Mark Salling's death was suicide, coroner says

A coroner's official in Los Angeles says former Glee actor Mark Salling's death has been ruled a suicide.

35-year-old was found in a riverbed area in northeast Los Angeles

In this 2012 file photo, Mark Salling attends the GQ "Men Of The Year" party in Los Angeles. Salling, one of the stars of the Fox musical comedy Glee, died Tuesday. He was 35. ( John Shearer/Invision/Associated Press)
  A coroner's official in Los Angeles says former  Glee actor Mark Salling's death has been ruled a suicide.

Los Angeles coroner's spokesperson Ed Winter said Thursday an autopsy determined that Salling died from asphyxia after hanging himself. 

  The 35-year-old's body was found Tuesday in a riverbed area in northeast Los Angeles. 

Salling's death came a few weeks after he pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of child pornography. He was due to be sentenced in March and could have faced four to seven years in prison.

  Prosecutors say a search of Salling's computer found more than 50,000 images of child porn on Salling's computer and a thumb drive.

He played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the long-running Fox series, which concluded in 2015.

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