Co-Host of MTV’s ‘Yo Momma,’ Dies at 40 after committing suicide off Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena over Arroyo this past Monday, October 26, 2015.
Actor and model Sam Sarpong, known for co-hosting MTV’s “Yo Momma” with Wilmer Valderrama, died Monday, his rep confirmed. He was 40.
Sarpong died after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, CA.. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has ruled his death a suicide, with an autopsy pending.
Some reports are that negotiators worked for over seven hours to talk Sarpong into not jumping. Closing the bridge during that time.
The Colorado Street Bridge has fencing that makes it difficult to climb, but there are still many who find ways over the fence and jump. Over 100 people have jumped to their death from the top at 150 feet with the first suicide recorded in 1919 and over 50 during the Great Depression.