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MTV Star Sam Sarpong's Funeral Will Be Open To The Public So Fans Can Say Goodbye — Details HERE

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This loss is heartbreaking, but everyone is invited to celebrate Sam Sarpong's life.

The 40-year-old MTV star tragically took his own life after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, California last week. After the sad loss, the Yo Momma host's family has seen an outpouring of support.

So, for the funeral, his loved ones would like to share the sentimental ceremony with friends and fans, and have decided to open it up to the public.

Sam's family said in a statement:

"We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to each and every one of you who have reached out to us during this incredibly difficult time. Our hearts are broken, and we are struggling to come to terms with the untimely passing of our dear Sam. Your words of encouragement, prayers, and shared memories of Sam have been comforting for us, and we cannot thank you enough."

The public celebration of the TV personality's life will be on November 21, at Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch, California.

Following the service, the procession will head to Burial Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. His loved ones are asking that in lieu of flowers guests provide donations.

The family would like to meet the people who have reached out since the London native's sad passing, because they'd like to hear their "ideas to keep Sam's memory alive."

Our hearts go out to everyone affected during this tough time.

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More Details Emerge About The Tragic Suicide Of Yo Momma Star Sam Sarpong — Including A Seven Hour Standoff With Police Before Taking His Life

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This has been a hard year for the MTV family.

Following the sad death of Nitro Circus star Erik Roner, the network lost Sam Sarpong to suicide on Monday.

Related: MTV Reality Stars Who Died Too Soon

While we knew that Sam chose to end his life by jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, California, we've come to learn more details about the tragic situation.

According to cops, Sarpong was up on the bridge for SEVEN hours before he made the fatal leap.

During the stand-off, the 40-year-old's family members were consulted in an attempt to diffuse the situation. A source explained:

"While conversing with the individual, members of his family arrived and provided background regarding his emotional state. Tragically, after approximately seven hours of communication, the male jumped from the bridge into the Arroyo."

Ugh, we can't even imagine the pain the model's family and friends must have felt in that moment!

The authorities elaborated on the tragedy, saying:

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MTV Star Sam Sarpong Dead At 40

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This is so incredibly sad.

Sam Sarpong, who hosted MTV's reality show Yo Momma, has passed away.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the model's publicist said:

"It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel ‘Sam' Sarpong, Jr. must share the news that Sam has passed away… The family appreciates the thoughts prayers and other expressions of sympathy, and request their privacy be respected at this extremely difficult time."

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, the actor reportedly committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in Pasadena.

An autopsy is currently pending.

His co-host Wilmer Valderrama released the following statement

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