Bert Belasco, who starred in BET’s Let’s Keep Collectively at age 38
Actor Bert Belasco, best known for starring in BET’s comedy series Let’s Stay Together, has died at the age of 38, TMZ reports.
Belasco’s body was found Sunday in a hotel room in Virginia, where, according to Belasco’s father, it was quarantined in preparation for a new project. A cause of death has not yet been confirmed; Belasco’s family is waiting for the results of an autopsy.
The actor’s best-known role was that of contractor Charles Whitmore on Let’s Stay Together, which ran on BET from 2011 to 2014. The series followed the engaged couple Charles and Stacy (Nadine Ellis) as they navigated the ups and downs of their relationship. The show was eventually canceled after four seasons.
Belasco followed with a recurring role on Fox’s Pitch – where he played Sonny Evers, an MLB teammate of Ginny Baker – and several episodes of Showtime’s short-lived dramedy I’m Dying Up Here.
Belasco’s TV credits also included episodes from House, Justified, Key & Peele, NCIS: New Orleans, Superstore and The Mick. He was most recently seen on an episode of Netflix’s family sitcom The Big Show Show, which was canceled after just one season in August.
RonReaco Lee, who appeared on Let’s Stay Together with Belasco, paid homage to the actor on Monday and remembered him as “one of the nicest people I have ever met”. Read his post below: