PASADENA, CA (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.READ MORE: New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, Misinformation
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.
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Sarpong also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger and other fashion brands. He 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.”
Wilmer Valderrama, co-host and executive producer of MTV’s “Yo Momma” released a statement through Facebook:
Sarpong is survived by his father and his sister June Sarpong, an English TV presenter.MORE NEWS: Climate Change Disrupting Natural Cycles at Drier Lake Tahoe
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