Actor Brooklyn McLinn, who claims to have known late Model/Actor/TV Host Sam Sarpong for thirty years shared a tearful tribute in memory of Sarpong in a video posted on Youtube Friday.
Sam died on Monday at the age of 40 after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, California after a seven-hour exchange with authorities.
He was a co-host on MTV’s Yo Momma alongside Wilmer Valderrama. Sarpong was a model for Tommy Hilfiger and was the face of the brand for several years.
“I went from barely being able to pay my bills to now being an international model,” Sarpong told Black Hollywood Live in July 2013. “I made a lot of money early. Luckily I had my father to guide me.”
The Brit had 76 credits to his name, and had a minor role as a neighbor in the upcoming FX event series American Crime Story. Sarpong appeared in two episodes of Bones as Thomas Saltz, a man connected to a murder victim.
He has also had roles on hit shows such as My So-Called Life, Boston Public, Veronica Mars, Everybody Hates Chris, Cold Case, and 24. He played Kadeem in 2003’s Love Don’t Cost a Thingalongside Nick Cannon and Christina Milian
He was shooting a documentary with sister, June Sarpong titled Sam and June: Across The Pond which was scheduled to air in 2016. A Television Series The Chosen One about Sarpong’s life and career was also in the work.
Watch video below.