Sam Sarpong, 40-year-old British-Ghanaian actor popularly known for his role as a co-host of MTV’s ‘Yo Mamma’ has reportedly died of likely suicide.
The movie star who played a lead role in Omoni Oboli’s 2010 Nollywood movie ‘Anchor Baby’, reportedly jumped off a bridge in Pasadena, California.
Omoni Oboli took to the social media to express her grief. She said, “Have mercy Lord!!! I have been balling my eyes out for the last hour! I can’t deal with this!
“God knows I can’t! My husband in the movie ‘Anchor Baby’ gone like that! I have never met a more positive guy in my whole life! He’s the most genuine, God fearing, lovable character you’ll ever meet.
“What is in this life now? All the hustle! Over! Just like that! I’m MISERABLE! God speed family!
“Rest in the bosom of The Lord,” the actress penned down.
Meanwhile, Ed Winter, spokesperson for the County of Los Angeles Medical Examiner, Coroner, confirmed that the Tommy Hilfiger Model died on Monday after jumping off a bridge, usmagazine.com reports.
“It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel Sarpong Jr. must share the news that Sam has passed away,” his family said in a statement via his representative.
“The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation and no additional details are known at this time. The family appreciates the thoughts and prayers and other expressions of sympathy and request that privacy be respected at this extremely difficult time.”
Meanwhile, a news release from the Pasadena Police Department says a witness called law enforcement on Monday morning after seeing a man standing outside of the bridge railing. Officers and firefighters communicated with him for hours, but he ultimately jumped to his death.
“It is sad and troubling when an individual has become so despondent that he or she feels the only option is to end his or her life,” Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said in a statement.