Bert Belasco, who played Charles Whitmore for four seasons on the BET comedy “Let’s Stay Together,” has passed away at age 38.
On Monday, Bert’s father Bert Sr. told TMZ that his son was found inside a hotel room in Richmond, Virginia, where he was quarantining before beginning production on a film.
The outlet says that Bert’s girlfriend was unable to get a hold of him, and asked hotel staff to check on him. When they entered his room, they reportedly found his body and saw blood on the sheets.
Though Bert’s family is awaiting the autopsy results, Bert Sr. believes his son suffered a fatal aneurysm.
In addition to starring in the hit BET show, Bert appeared on TV shows such as “Pitch,” “I’m Dying Up Here,” “American Princess,” “Superstore,” “The Mick,” “The Soul Man,” “No Names,” “The Big Show Show,” “NCIS,” “Key and Peele,” and “Justified.”
After news of Bert’s passing went viral, friend Yvette Nicole Brown and “Let’s Stay Together” co-star Jackée Harry offered their condolences on social media.
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.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) November 9, 2020
No day is promised. NO DAY.
BET's 'Let's Stay Together' Star #BertBelasco Dead at 38 https://t.co/oxxuBNgQIk via @TMZ
💔💔💔 Heartbroken at the passing of Bert Belasco - a talented, kind young man who I had the pleasuring of working with numerous times on #LetsStayTogether.— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) November 9, 2020
Squeeze your loved ones tight! Tomorrow is never promised. pic.twitter.com/Puk2zeG69g
Per his IMDB page, Bert graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2005 with a degree in theater.
He will be missed.