Sam Sarpong: MTV Co-Host, Actor and Model Dies at 40
Actor, model, and co-host of MTV's reality show 'Yo Momma' with Wilmer Valderrama has passed away at the age of 40. Sarpong's agent released a statement today saying, "It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel "Sam" Sarpong, Jr. must share the news that Sam has passed away." He added, "The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation and no additional details are known at this time." Sarpong was born in London and at age 11, he moved with his father to Los Angeles. He became a high school basketball star and enrolled at Valley College but left after one year to pursue a career in entertainment. Sarpong was also the face of Tommy Hilfiger for six years and walked runways for Gucci, Versace, Donna Karen and Dolce & Gabbana and had even started his own clothing line called Future Stars Collection.
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