Bert Belasco, an actor known for his role as Charles Whitmore in the BET comedy “Let’s Stay Together,” was found dead in the Henrico hotel room on Sunday, first reported by TMZ and later confirmed by Henrico Police.
💔💔💔 Heartbroken at the passing of Bert Belasco – a talented, kind young man who I had the pleasuring of working with numerous times on #LetsStayTogether.
Squeeze your loved ones tight! Tomorrow is never promised. pic.twitter.com/Puk2zeG69g
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) November 9, 2020
The 38-year-old actor’s father told TMZ that his son was in Virginia for the acting role and was in quarantine at a hotel before starting work.
He said that his son appeared to have died of the aneurysm, but he awaited the results of the autopsy.
As news of Belasco’s death spread, his former co-stars and friends share their feelings on social media.
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I am gutted by this news. Bert was my friend! We had JUST talked last week. He was happy and excited about his new project and all the good that was to come.
No day is promised. NO DAY.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) November 9, 2020
Jackee Harry posted on social media, “Bert Belasco’s heart was broken at his death.” “A talented, gentle young man that I enjoy working at #LetsStayT Togetherther over and over again. Clamp your loved ones tight! Tomorrow is never promised.
“This news bothered me. Bert was my friend! We ONLY spoke last week,” said Yvette Nicole Brown. “He was happy and excited about his new project and everything to come.”
Henrico Police were asked to provide additional information about the investigation into Belasco’s death.
This story will be updated as new information is confirmed.
This is an emerging story.