Actor-Model Sam Sarpong Dies at 40 After Jumping Off Bridge

Actor-Model Sam Sarpong Dies at 40 After Jumping Off Bridge


PASADENA, Calif. — 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 after 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.”

Check Also

Viola Davis Accepts First Oscar for Best Supporting Actress With a Powerful, Tear-Filled Speech

Viola Davis Accepts First Oscar for Best Supporting Actress With a Powerful, Tear-Filled Speech

Grab the tissues...Viola Davis just delivered one hell of an acceptance speech and rightfully so! The Fences actress was honored with her very first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2017 Oscars, taking the win over a strong list of nominees, including: Naomie Harris for Moonlight, Nicole Kidman for Lion, Octavia Spencer for Hidden Figures and Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea.