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How Police Tried To Stop Louis Vuitton’s 1st Black Male Model, Sam Sarpong From Committing Suicide

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Oct 29, 2015 – How Police Tried To Rescue Louis Vuitton’s First Black Male Model, Sam Sarpong While Attempting To Jump Down A Bridge In California

MTV Star, Sam Sarpong has died by jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, Southern Califonia.

The United Kingdom born television personality, supermodel and actor, who has Ghanaian descent, was spotted at about 3 pm on Monday below the Colorado Street Bridge, often referred to as ‘Suicide Bridge’.

It was reported that Local Police spent no fewer than seven hours attempting to talk the 40-year-old star down from the ledge.

However, a UK based online platform, INDEPENDENCE reported that Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said the case was being investigated as a possible suicide but the cause of death would not be determined till the results of a toxicology test are released.

Meanwhile, Sarpong moved to the US and forged a successful career as catwalk model, working for Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci and Versace and became Louis Vuitton’s first black male model.




  1. Jojo

    October 30, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    so sad to hear this but am kind of wondering why police and family members tried for 7 good hours talking him out of suicide and yet could not get him off the bridge. I still remember his face in the movie ,Anchor Babty where he played the role of (Paul Unanga) Omoni Oboli”s husband .What a loss. May he find rest in the bosom of the Lord.

  2. Justin

    October 30, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    No matter how tough that problem may be,suicide is not the solution.RIP Louis.

  3. jane b from mongu zambia

    November 11, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Men pliz learn to share your problem like women do!sad story he was so cute and young full of life.

  4. jane b from mongu zambia

    November 11, 2015 at 12:58 PM

    But the sad truth is that a person who commit suicide his does not find rest in Jesus’ name!! that’s what us Christians believe

    • waleyeah

      September 11, 2016 at 8:51 PM

      That is not biblical, there is no verse in the bible that say that. Salvation his through Christ it is not conditional

  5. Ayanlola

    December 30, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    So sad .May God forgive your sins and give u an eternal rest.Amen.Still lonely world with all his fame.

  6. Gina Pearlman

    November 21, 2021 at 7:51 AM

    I opened my phone and this was on there my dear Sam it’s dated on the 29 the Wich is my birthday..I recall the pain u left me with in 2015 on my birthday though this happened few days prior..there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of u and howuch we all love u and the dear memories we all made growing up..DefSam forever my friend I will see u one day again..Gina

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