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 .
He was due to be sentenced by a judge on March 7 and faced between four and seven years after taking a plea deal
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’.
Glee costar Matthew Morrison shared a photo of himself with Salling and actor Cory Monteith with three emojis; a sad face for himself, and two angels.