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Death Sister of late Sam Sarpong describes his passing as ‘a loss for the world’

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

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Sam Sarpong at BET Awards play

Sam Sarpong at BET Awards

June Sarpong, a TV presenter and sister of the late Sam Sarpong says the death of her brother is “a loss for the world”.

The late Sam Sarpong play

The late Sam Sarpong

 

According to her, Sam was an amazing being.

“I love my brother very much. Sam was an amazing human being. His passing is a loss for the world. I’d ask anyone who is going through tough times to seek help. Please talk to someone. My family and I are in a state of shock, please allow us to grieve in private. Thank you for all your messages of condolence,” she said.

Jude Sarpong and her late brother, Sam Sarpong play

Jude Sarpong and her late brother, Sam Sarpong

 

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

READ MORE: > Sam Sarpong commits suicide at 40

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.”

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

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

READ MORE: > Sarkodie, D Black, Ama K, others react to Sam Sarpong's death

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

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