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Tommy Hilfiger

Actor-model Sam Sarpong dies of apparent suicide

London-born model and TV actor Sam Sarpong has died in Southern California after jumping to his death from a bridge.

Sarpong, who was 40, died Monday afternoon in Pasadena, where he lived.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office says the case is being investigated as a possible suicide. But the official cause of death must await results of toxicology testing.

Pasadena police say a 40-year-old man jumped from the Colorado Street Bridge following seven hours of attempts to talk him down.

Sarpong had a series of small roles in movies and TV shows, including "Bones" and "Boston Public" and co-hosted MTV's 2006 show, "Yo...