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Artist Health: British-Ghanaian Actor Sam Sarpong Jumps to his Death from a Bridge

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Sam SarpongThere are some stories you hear, and even when you don’t know the person/persons involved personally, they just hit you hard. This is one such story. I am very saddened by the death of Sam Sarpong.

-Ms. Uduak

British actor and Tommy Hilfiger model Sam Sarpong, 40, has jumped to his death from a bridge despite family and police spending seven hours trying to talk him down.   

The TV presenter, who co-hosted MTV’s Yo Momma show alongside Wilmer Valderrama, toppled from the Colorado Street bridge in Pasadena, Los Angeles.

County of Los Angeles Medical Examiner confirmed the star died yesterday in an apparent suicide, but added that the official cause of death will not be known until the results of toxicology results come through…

• For confidential help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or click here

• For confidential support on suicide matters in the UK, call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch…”

Daily Mail UK has the full story.

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