RIP Sam Sarpong: British actor and Tommy Hilfiger model dies at 40

British actor and Tommy Hilfiger model Sam Sarpong died yesterday by jumping off Colorado Street bridge in Pasadena, Los Angeles, yesterday Mail reported.
Sam Sarpong dies of suicide


Relatives and police spent seven hours trying to convince Sarpong to stop what he was planning to do but they failed.

The actor / model's death by suicide was confirmed by County of Los Angeles Medical Examiner.

He was 40.


What triggered Sarpong's untimely death is still vague until the results of the toxicology come out, the Examiner added.

Sarpong is survived by his sister June Sarpong - a known TV presenter in Britain.

In a statement she said:
I love my brother very much. Sam was an amazing human being. His passing is a loss for the world.. I'd ask anyone who is going through tough times to seek help. Please talk to someone.. My family and I are in a state of shock, please allow us to grieve in private. Thank you for all your messages of condolence.
Sam moved to Los Angeles at the age of 11. He became a basketball star. Later on, he took a career in modelling. He appeared in several campaigns of Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci and Versace.

He was able to launch his own clothing line "Future Stars".

Source: Mail

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