Sam Sarpong, model and former host of MTV’s Yo Momma, has died at the age of 40. It has been reported Sapong died Monday after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, CA.

Monday afternoon, Pasadena law enforcement and fire officials responded to calls of a man on a bridge. According to police reports after confirming that the man was Sarpong family members were called to the scene “provided background regarding his emotional state.”

The police statement read, “Tragically, after approximately seven hours of communication, the male jumped from the bridge. He was pronounced deceased by Pasadena Fire Paramedics at 3:52 p.m.”

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A rep for the family released a statement stating,

“It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel Sarpong, Jr. must share the news that Sam has passed away,” adding, “The family appreciates the thoughts prayers and other expressions of sympathy, and request their privacy be respected at this extremely difficult time.”

Sam Sarpong was best know for being the face of Tommy Hilfiger for six years and also co-hosting MTV’s Yo Momma for two seasons alongside Wilmer Valderrama. Sarpong is survived by his father Samuel Sarpong Sr. and his sister June Sarpong, who is a well-known TV personality in the United Kingdom.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Source BET