List 10 facts about the late Sam Sarpong

Model and TV host, Sam Sarpong reportedly died in Southern California after leaping off a bridge on Monday

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Sam Sarpong at BET Awards play

Sam Sarpong at BET Awards

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Model and TV host, Sam Sarpong reportedly died in Southern California after leaping off a bridge on Monday October 26, 2015 in Pasadena.

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.”

 

Here are 10 facts about him:

  1. Sam Sarpong was a British-American Hollywood actor

  2. His first on-screen role came in an episode of Claire Danes’ “My So-Called Life” in 1994

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

  4. Sam was the first black male model to do a Louis Vuitton editorial campaign.

  5. Jude Sarpong, his young sister is a broadcaster who has worked with BBC and MTV

  6. He was a member of a music group ‘The League’

  7. He modelled for Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci, Versace and other fashion brands

  8. He had numerous television roles including Cold Case, Boston Public and Everybody Hates Chris.

  9. He was selected as one of US Weekly’s ‘Hot 100’ at the Young Hollywood Awards in 2007.

  10. He was featured in a 10’ work of art by artiste Toni Scott in 2009

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