BET Star Bert Belasco Passes Away at 38

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.

Per his IMDB page, Bert graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2005 with a degree in theater.

He will be missed.


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