PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — London-born model and TV actor Sam Sarpong has died in Southern California after jumping to his death from a bridge.
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.
Several celebrities took to social media to offer their condolences and personal memories shared.
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To you Sam .. You are one of the most genuine, kind, enthusiastic, hopeful, uplifting beings.. One of the sweetest human beings that I've had the pleasure to know. Thank you for being #Light wherever you went.. That is the way everyone will remember you ✨ Love you and will miss you Fam #RestInParadise #SamSarpong 🙏🏾
He is survived by his father and his sister June Sarpong, an English TV presenter.
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