MTV Host And Model Sam Sarpong Has Past Away At The Age Of 40
|MTV Host And Model Sam Sarpong Has Past Away At The Age Of 40|
Reports indicate that Sarpong died of an apparent suicide after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, California, on Monday, Oct. 27 .
“It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel Sarpong Jr. must share the news that Sam has passed away,” said his publicist via statement.
“The family appreciates the thoughts prayers and other expressions of sympathy, and request their privacy be respected at this extremely difficult time.
Information about final arrangements will be forthcoming.”
Sarpong, who was 40, died Monday afternoon in Pasadena, where he lived.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office says the case is being investigated as a possible suicide. But the official cause of death must await results of toxicology testing.
Pasadena police say a 40-year-old man jumped from the Colorado Street Bridge following seven hours of attempts to talk him down.
Sarpong had a series of small roles in movies and TV shows, including "Bones" and "Boston Public" and co-hosted MTV's 2006 show, "Yo Momma."
He also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger and other fashion brands.
He is survived by his father and his sister June Sarpong, an English TV presenter.