By: Legacy Staff
3 years ago
Sam Sarpong, a supermodel and former host of MTV's "Yo Momma," has died after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, California, according to USA Today. He was 40.
Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, said Sarpong was found shortly after 3 p.m. Monday below the Colorado Street Bridge, known as a "suicide bridge."
Winter said a witness saw Sarpong leap from the bridge.
A final cause of death is pending toxicology reports, Winter said.
He is survived by his sister, British TV presenter June Sarpong.
Sarpong, who lived in Pasadena, was born in London and moved to the USA with his Ghana-born father when he was 11.
He appeared as an actor in numerous films, such as "Love Don't Cost a Thing," and also many TV series, such as "Bones," "24," "Cold Case," "NCIS" and "ER."
His IMDB page reports he was filming a role on the upcoming FX series, "American Crime Story," scheduled to air in 2016.
As a model for Tommy Hilfiger, he was the face of the brand for several years. He also modeled for designers such as Versace, Donna Karan, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana.
He may have been best known as a co-host on MTV’s "Yo Momma" for three seasons, alongside Wilmer Valderrama.
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