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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Maxim Cherniavsky, Timati, Lilusha Bravo and Sam Sarpong - Maxim Cherniavsky, Sam Sarpong, Timati and Lilsha Bravo taking cell phone pictures in front of Bait fashion boutique on Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, Calif. at Bait Fashion Bouitque - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 22nd January 2015
Chris Brown, Sam Sarpong and Karen Bystedt - Chris Brown and Karen Bystedt Exclusive Serigraph Signing Benefit Symphonic Love Foundation at Guerilla Atelier Clothing Store - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 10th December 2014