British/Ghanaian actor and model Sam Sarpong commits suicide

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British/Ghanaian actor and model Sam Sarpong, brother of TV presenter June Sarpong, has died after falling off a bridge in America.

Police in Pasadena, California where he lived, said officers spent seven hours trying to talk the 40-year-old down before he fell.

Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said the case was being investigated as a possible suicide, but said the official cause of death would not be known until the results of toxicology tests are known.

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Sarpong was born in London but moved to California as part of his career. He has modelled for Tommy Hilfiger and appeared in television series Bones, as well as co-hosting MTV show Yo Momma.

He is survived by his father and his sister June Sarpong.

Sam Sarpong with sister June


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