Bert Belasco, who starred on BET’s 2011-14 sitcom Let’s Stay Together and appeared in Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here and Fox’s Pitch, has died at the age of 38, Deadline has confirmed with his agency. His body was discovered Sunday in a Richmond, Virginia hotel room.
Belasco was in Virginia filming a movie role, and was staying inside the hotel under required quarantine prior to joining the film set. A cause of death has not been announced.
“I am gutted by this news,” tweeted Yvette Nicole Brown. “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.”
Belasco’s Let’s Stay Together co-star Jackée Harry tweeted, “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.