Tragedy More photos of the late British-American model and TV host, Sam Sarpong

His first onscreen role came in an episode of Claire Danes’ “My So-Called Life” in 1994. In 2006, MTV cast him as one of its co-hosts for “Yo Momma.”

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Sam Sarpong dies of suicide at 40 (usweekly) play

Sam Sarpong dies of suicide at 40 (usweekly)

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British-American Hollywood actor, model and TV host, Sam Sarpong reportedly died after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, Calif.

His first on-screen role came in an episode of Claire Danes’ “My So-Called Life” in 1994. In 2006, MTV cast him as one of its co-hosts for “Yo Momma.”

Among the films he starred in include “Carmen: The Hip Hopera,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “Anchor Baby.”

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The late Sarpong’s other TV credits include “Pacific Blue,” “Family Matters,” “ER,” “Boston Public,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Veronica Mars,” “Bones” and “24.”

He also had a role in FX’s heavily buzzed “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” which is set to debut next year.

Here are more pictures of him

Sam had been the face of Tommy Hilfiger play

Sam had been the face of Tommy Hilfiger

In 2006, MTV cast him as one of its co-hosts for “Yo Momma.” play

In 2006, MTV cast him as one of its co-hosts for “Yo Momma.”

Sam Sarpong at BET Awards play

Sam Sarpong at BET Awards

Sam Sarpong and June Sarpong in Los Angeles, December 2014 Photo: Rex play

Sam Sarpong and June Sarpong in Los Angeles, December 2014 Photo: Rex

Sam [with a hat] posted a picture earlier this year with his "superstar sis" June Sarpong play

Sam [with a hat] posted a picture earlier this year with his "superstar sis" June Sarpong

Sam Sarpong at the BET Awards 2015 in Los Angeles, California  Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File play

Sam Sarpong at the BET Awards 2015 in Los Angeles, California  Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File

Sam Sarpong died at 40 play

Sam Sarpong died at 40

Sam Sarpong [left] and Davido at BET awards play

Sam Sarpong [left] and Davido at BET awards

Sam died after jumping from a bridge in California play

Sam died after jumping from a bridge in California

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