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Breaking: Actor and Former Tommy Hilfiger Model Sam Sarpong Dies in Apparent Suicide

Actor Sam Sarpong has died in an apparent suicide after jumping off a bridge, according to US Weekly. He was only 40 years old. 

The magazine's sources confirmed that Sarpong took his own life. The British-born actor appeared in campaigns for Hilfiger and Louis Vuitton, and was in shows for designers including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace. He went on to branch into acting, appearing on shows like American Crime Story and My So-Called Life. 

His sister June is a popular TV host in the U.K. You may also remember Sarpong in the 2001 TV movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera where he starred alongside Mos Def, Mekhi Phifer and Beyonce. He also starred in the popular movie Love Don't Cost A Thing. 

Many celebs have already shared their condolences on social media:

Drew Sidora tweeted:

Meagan Good posted on Instagram: 

"To you Sam .. You are one of the most genuine, kind, enthusiastic, hopeful, uplifting beings.. One of the sweetest human beings that I've had the pleasure to know. Thank you for being#Light wherever you went.. That is the way everyone will remember you ✨ Love you and will miss you Fam"

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