Actor Bert Belasco has been found dead during a two-week hotel quarantine stay in the US state of Virginia. He was 38-years-old.
Belasco’s father, Bert Belasco Sr., confirmed the sad news to TMZ, explaining that his son was required to quarantine before commencing a new film role.
The Let's Stay Together star’s body was discovered by hotel staff on Sunday after his girlfriend became concerned that she couldn’t contact him and subsequently raised the alarm.
Belasco’s cause of death is unknown and the family is reportedly awaiting autopsy results however his father told TMZ that he suspects he suffered “a fatal aneurysm”.
Belasco was best known for his three-year role as Charles Whitmore on the TV series Let's Stay Together along with appearances on The Mick, I'm Dying Up Here, Key and Peele, Justified and Pitch.
Friends of the actor have taken to Twitter to mourn his passing, with Community star Yvette Nicole Brown remembering Belasco as a ‘dear, kind, gentle man’.
“This is me and my dear friend #BertBelasco who just passed away at 38.
“No day is promised. Please let the ones you love KNOW that you love them today, right now. Any moment could be your last. #RIP you dear, kind, gentle man.”
Jackée Harry, one of Belasco’s Let's Stay Together costars, also shared her condolences.
“Heartbroken at the passing of Bert Belasco - a talented, kind young man who I had the pleasuring of working with numerous times on #LetsStayTogether,” she tweeted.
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