He was an actor on the TV show, "Glee". According to the news, he was waiting for sentence, for possession of Child Pornography. His cause of death was an apparent suicide. I didn't read the description of his apparent cause of death. I feel, he thought it was a death sentence anyways, once he serves time in prison, and had to register as a sex offender. He would have been unemployed, regardless of his past celebrity resume. He would be hated wherever he went. I don't know if he could leave the country to live his remaining days in safety from Americans. I don't know if sex offenders can leave the U.S. You think a regular star, with decent resources, would have been able to utilize better security with his searches. With more eyes than ever in the internet, and way more crazy people these days.. It's really not worth the trouble!!