(Sam Sarpong dies at 40. Photo: File)
Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli is devastated over the death of 40 year old British-born/Ghanaian TV actor and model Sam Sarpong.
Sam reportedly died in Southern California after jumping to his death from a bridge on Monday October 26, 2015 in Pasadena, where he lived.
According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, ‘the case is being investigated as a possible suicide. But the official cause hasn’t been determined yet’. Pasadena police says he jumped from the Colorado Street Bridge following seven hours of attempts to talk him down.
In his life time, Sarpong had a series of roles in movies and TV shows, including ‘Bones‘, ‘Boston Public‘, he co-hosted MTV‘s 2006 show, ‘Yo Momma’ and he also played Omoni Oboli’s husband in the movie, Anchor Baby.
In her tribute to him, Omoni Oboli wrote, ‘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 fam! Rest in the bosom of The Lord!’.
Late Sam was a model for Tommy Hilfiger and other fashion brands, he was also the first black male model to do a Louis Vuitton editorial campaign. He is survived by his father and his sister June Sarpong.
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