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Entertainment of Thursday, 29 October 2015


Stars react to British-Ghanaian actor, model Sam Sarpong’s death

British-Ghanaian actor and model Sam Sarpong British-Ghanaian actor and model Sam Sarpong

The unfortunate death of British-Ghanaian actor and model Sam Sarpong has been trending on social media and some Ghanaian stars have reacted to the shocking news.

Sarpong died after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, California, according to E! News.

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has ruled his death suicide, with an autopsy pending. Known for co-hosting MTV’s “Yo Momma” and presenting the BET Award for Best International Act, Sam 40, died on Monday, October 26, his rep confirmed.

Ghanaian BET award winning Rapper Sarkodie, Radio Presenter Jeremie, GUBA CEO Dentaa, actress/ Radio Presenter Naa Ashorkor, Ghanaian UK based Disk Jockey DJ Abrantie, actress Ama K. Abebrese among others have commented on the sad news.

Meanwhile, his family has issued a statement confirming the unfortunate incident. In a statement, his family said:

“It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel Sarpong Jr. must share the news that Sam has passed away. The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation, and no additional details are known at this time. The family appreciates the thoughts prayers and other expressions of sympathy, and request their privacy be respected at this extremely difficult time”.

Check out what they had to say: