MTV’s Yo Momma Co-Host, Actor and Model Sam Sarpong Dies at 40

sarpongSam Sarpong, a star and male model, who co-hosted Wilmer Valderrama’s MTV fact program Yo Momma, has actually passed away at age 40.

The British-American star’s representative validated the news in a statement to E! According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, Sarpong passed away after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena.

“It is with despair that the household of Samuel “Sam” Sarpong, Jr. needs to share the news that Sam has actually died,” his representative stated on Wednesday. “The situations surrounding his death are presently under examination and no extra information are understood at this time.”.

“Samuel Sarpong Jr. is survived by his daddy Samuel Sarpong Sr., and his sis June Sarpong. Samuel Sarpong Jr. was 40 years old.”.

Sarpong was born in London and at age 11, he moved with his dad to Los Angeles. He ended up being a high school basketball star and registered at Valley College however left after one year to pursue a profession in home entertainment, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Sarpong was a design and the face of Tommy Hilfiger for 6 years. He likewise strolled runways for Gucci, Versace, Donna Karen and Dolce & Gabbana and began his own clothes line, Future Stars Collection.

Sarpong made his onscreen acting launching in 1994, in an episode of My So-Called Life.

He was among numerous of Valderrama’s co-hosts on Yo Momma, which saw the stars take a trip throughout the United States to discover the very best trash-talkers. The program aired on MTV for 3 periods, from 2006 to 2007.

He likewise starred on programs such as Family Matters, Pacific Blue, Boston Public, ER, Veronica Mars, Everybody Hates Chris, 24, Bones and most just recently, the TELEVISION police procedural American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, which debuts next year.