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Thursday, 29 October 2015

British Actor And Tommy Hilfiger Model Sam Sarpong Commits Suicide Aged 40 After Leaping Off A Bridge


Sam Sarpong dies aged 40 after leaping off a bridge
According to usmagazine.com, Sam Sarpong who is a British-American actor, who also played a lead role with Nigerian actress, Omoni Oboli in the very popular movie, Anchor Baby has committed suicide. Infact, the suicide happened yesterday but the news broke out this evening.

According to Ed Winter, spokesperson for the County of Los Angeles Medical Examiner - Coroner, confirmed the news to the website, saying Sarpong died on Tuesday after jumping off a bridge. 

How sad could this be? He was 40 at the time he died. Interestingly, Sam told Hollywood Live in July 2013 how he has made it from being poor to being a rich man through international modelling. He said;

MTV host and Tommy Hilfiger model Sam Sarpong (pictured in his modelling days as the face of Hilfiger) has tragically taken his own life aged just 40Sarpong, the brother of popular British TV presenter June Sarpong (pictured with him), had been a sought after model and appeared in campaigns for Hilfiger and Louis Vuitton as well as shows for top designers such as Gucci and Versace
“I went from barely being able to pay my bills to now being an international model. I made a lot of money early. Luckily I had my father to guide me.”

Sam also modelled for Tommy Hilfiger and was the face of the brand for several years. We can only pray for his soul to rest in peace.


The Sarpong family have certainly had their fair share of success. While Sam was doing gaining a name for himself in America, his sister June was blazing a trail in the world of television across the Pond.
She was also an MTV host for its UK channel and went onto become a presenter for the long-running Channel 4 teen show T4.
June has hosted numerous British TV programs and is a regular at the MOBO Awards while she also runs her own production company, Lipgloss Productions.
In recent years June, who was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to urban music, has appeared on talk show Loose Women as a regular panelist. 
Tributes have been pouring in on social media for Sam.\
Hollywood actor Arjay Smith said: 'Sending love and prayers to the friends and family of @mrsamsarpong We will truly miss you! U were the nicest and realist! #RIP #SamSarpong.'
New Girl star Lamorne Morris tweeted: 'I don't even know what to say. RIP Bro.'
Fox anchor Christine Devine said she was 'shocked and saddened' by the death of the star, who she described as being; 'the life of the party.. an amazing energetic rapper, Tommy Hilfiger model, MTV host, actor.'


Sarpong, the brother of popular British TV presenter June Sarpong (pictured with him), had been a sought after model and appeared in campaigns for Hilfiger and Louis Vuitton as well as shows for top designers such as Gucci and Versace

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