Sam Sarpong a former model and MTV co-host, has died at age 40 after committing suicide. After a seven hour standoff with police, Sarpong died Monday after jumping off the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California.
As police were trying to talk Sarpong of the railing of a bridge, some of his family members showed up to tell police about Sarpongs emotional state.
“Tragically, after approximately seven hours of communication, the male jumped from the bridge into the Arroyo,” the statement read. “He was pronounced deceased by Pasadena Fire Paramedics at 3:52 PM.”