Bert Belasco, 'Let's Stay Together' Star, Dead at 38
By Antoinette Bueno
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Actor Bert Belasco has died, his father confirmed on Monday. He was 38 years old.
Belasco's father, Bert Sr., told TMZ that his body was found Sunday inside a hotel room in Richmond, Virginia, and that he believes he suffered a fatal aneurysm.
According to TMZ, Belasco was going to start work on a new movie role, and was required to quarantine at the hotel before he could come on set. The outlet also reports that his girlfriend couldn't get a hold of him and eventually asked hotel staff to check on him.
Belasco was best known for his role as Charles Whitmore on BET's Let's Stay Together, which he played from 2011-2014. In a statement to ET, those at BET mourned Belasco's death.
"It is with deep sadness that we learned a member of our BET family, Bert Belasco, has passed away at the age of 38," the network's statement reads. "Bert starred as Charles Whitmore on the BET sitcom Let’s Stay Together from 2011 to 2014 and was known by his cast and crew for being talented, kind, hardworking and having a deep passion for his craft. His star shone bright as a series lead on the project for four amazing seasons."
"The BET family is honored to have worked with such a talent who had a fulfilling career ahead of him," the statement continued. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Bert’s friends and family during this challenging time."
ET has reached out to Belasco's manager for comment.
Aside from his role on Let's Stay Together, Belasco appeared in a number of popular television series including NCIS: New Orleans, Pitch and Superstore.