Sad news – Sam Sarpong has died at the age of 40.
The actor, model and former co-host of MTV’s Yo Mamma passed away on Monday (October 26) from an apparent suicide, according to E! News.
He reportedly jumped off of a bridge in Pasadena, Calif. An autopsy is pending.
His Yo Mamma pal Wilmer Valderrama took to Instagram to express his grief.
“I am so sad & so confused.. Sam did it all, believed in dreaming bigger than anyone around him.. We made memories together that will last us forever, thank you for sharing your talent with me and the world.. You were a light everywhere you went and I couldn’t be more proud of the journey you traveled.. You just left us too early Sam.. We will miss you and pray for you.. Once again thank you for all those years you dedicated to our show, we couldn’t have done it without you! Find your peace my brother!,” Wilmer wrote.
He continued, “And to everyone in a dark place.. PLEASE, please talk to someone.. Anyone.. Trust me that we WILL listen.. You are not alone, there are so many people that feel the same darkness, let’s help one another, let us shine hope on all those that need our understanding!! Reach out to someone and make your first step towards living a life you deserve. My prayers and heart are with family and friends that were blessed to know his beautiful soul #RIPSamSarpong”
Our thoughts go out to Sam‘s family and friends during this difficult time.