Reports indicate that the British-American star committed suicide by jumping from a bridge.
British actor, TV presenter and model Sam Sarpong has died after reportedly committing suicide at the age of 40.
Sam, who is the older brother of the British presenter June Sarpong, had been a successful fashion model, appearing in campaigns for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and for fashion houses like Versace and Gucci. He also made history by becoming the first black model feature in a Louis Vuitton editorial campaign.
US Weekly reports that Sarpong died on Monday (October 26th) in Pasadena, California after having jumped from a bridge in the area, despite police officers and firefighters allegedly spending nearly seven hours trying to talk him down.
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After 14 years of broadcasting, the beloved TV format T4 has been axed by it's umbrella company, C4. The channel has cited declining figures of T4 due to the massive rise in viewers for one of the network's other channels, E4 which is now the highest rated channels for 16-34 year olds.
Reported on DailyMail.com, Dominic Bird, who is Head of Formatting at C4 said:'Whilst T4 has historically been a much loved destination for our young audiences, its popularity has been incrementally diminished over time by the digital revolution. In a landscape where Channel 4 now provides E4, the nation’s most popular channel for 16 -34 year olds... T4 has been fighting incredibly hard maintain the cut through it once enjoyed and now is the right time to look at more appropriate ways to serve our younger viewers.'