Actor-model Sam Sarpong dies of apparent suicide

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘His passing is a loss for the world’Sam Sarpong, a 40-year-old model who was born in London and lived in Pasadena, California, died on Monday after officers spent seven hours trying to talk him down, local police said. “It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel ‘Sam’ Sarpong, Jr. must share the news that Sam has passed away,” Sarpong’s publicist said in a statement Wednesday.Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said the case was being investigated as a possible suicide but the cause of death would not be determined till the results of a toxicology test are released. The statement continued, “The family appreciates the thoughts, prayers and other expressions of sympathy, and request their privacy be respected at this extremely difficult time.”

Sam wasn’t that well known in the UK – he co-hosted MTV’s Yo Momma – but as an actor in the States, he appeared in TV shows My So-Called Life, Veronica Mars, Everybody Hates Chris, Cold Case, and 24. Earlier this year he posted a picture of himself with his sister, a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women who recently appeared as part of the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, which he captioned: “with my Supastar sis June”. Sam did it all, believed in dreaming bigger than anyone around him… We made memories together that will last us forever, thank you for sharing your talent with me and the world… Find your peace my brother! “And to everyone in a dark place… PLEASE, please talk to someone… Anyone… Trust me that we WILL listen.

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