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Fans of telenovelas and Latin American TV were plunged into mourning in August 2022 upon learning of the passing of the prolific actor, Diego Bertie. The charismatic actor was already a favourite among fans, known for his undeniable on-screen charisma. His untimely demise prompted an outpouring of tributes from fans worldwide, as well as from celebrities and colleagues in the Peruvian, Colombian, and Spanish film industries.

With a career spanning over three decades, Bertie honed his skills in both music and acting and ultimately made a significant impact in the world of cinema. Since his passing, fans have paid tribute to Bertie and his legacy continues to be celebrated, both on social media and on screens.

Diego Bertie’s biography

Diego Bertie

Diego Felipe Bertie Brignardello (November 2, 1967 – August 5, 2022) was a Peruvian actor and singer. His career encompassed roles in film, theatre and television. Bertie grew up in a Peruvian household of six comprising his parents and three siblings.

During his teenage years, he gained local recognition as the champion of the Roller Boogie Contest and this marked the start of him showcasing his diverse talents and interests.

The actor received his education at Markham College in Lima, Peru. He was active as a vocalist during the mid-eighties, leading a pop group known as “Imágenes”. He began acting at the age of 20. He then furthered his education at the university, where he initially pursued studies in Business Management and Psychology. However, he left his academic pursuits behind after discovering his true calling in the world of drama

He stood at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) and was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. Bertie was an avid sports enthusiast and maintained his physical fitness through various activities, including soccer, windsurfing, squash, football, basketball, and aerobics.

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Diego Bertie career

Bertie became famous for his TV show, Nubeluz, in the late 1980s. He is known for acting in shows like Isabella Mujer Enamorada, where he played “Álvaro” and became a big deal not only in Peru but also abroad.

His acting career expanded, and he did well in dramas like Nino and comedies like Tarata. He gained the admiration of viewers and he clinched many awards. Bertie won awards like the APDAYC Award for “Best Actor”.

Besides acting, he was involved in theatre and was praised for his work in plays like El Juego de la Vida and Alicia en el País de las Maravillas.

Diego Bertie movies

Diego Bertie smile

Bertie took his talent to the big screen with various film roles. Some of his notable films, according to IMDb, include:

  1. Ultra Warrior (1990): Bertie played the character “Phil” in this action-packed film.
  2. Full Fathom Five (1990): In this film, he portrayed the character “Miguel”.
  3. Report on Death (1993)
  4. Muerto De Amor (2002): He played “Mario” in this film.
  5. El Bien Esquivo (2001): Bertie’s character was “Jerónimo de Ávila” in this movie.
  6. Bajo La Piel (1996): He portrayed “Gino Leyva” in this film.
  7. Without Compassion (1994): His role was “Ramón Romano” in this movie.
  8. El Atraco (2004): In this movie, Bertie took on the character “Bernal”.
  9. Muerto por Muriel (2004): He played “Bernie” in this film.
  10. Crossing a Shadow (2005): In this film, Bertie’s character was “Enrique Aet”.
  11. Los Andes no Creen en Dios (2005): He portrayed “Adolfo” in this film.
  12. Pirates in Callao (2005; voice)
  13. Desierto Infernal, Batallas En Silencio, Esto Huele Mal, and Soltera, casada, viuda, divorciada” (2022)

Telenovelas

  1. Rosa de América (1988) – He played the role of “Ignacio” in this series.
  2. El Hombre que Debe Morir – Bertie portrayed the character “Baby”.
  3. Natacha (1990) – He had the role of “Pedro” in this telenovela.
  4. Fandango (1992) – Bertie played the character “Bruno Strombombi”.
  5. Escuela de la Calle: Pirañitas (1994) – He portrayed “Sergio”.
  6. Canela (1994) – Bertie played the character “Adrián Helguera”.
  7. Obsesión (1996) – He had the role of “Leonardo Ratto”.
  8. Leonela, Muriendo de Amor (1997) – Bertie portrayed “Pedro Luis Guerra Morales”.
  9. Cosas del amor (1998) – He played “Gonzalo “Chalo’ García León”.
  10. Amantes de Luna LLena (2000) – Bertie portrayed “Simón Luna”.
  11. Cazando a un Millonario (2001) – He had the role of “Felipe Castillo”.
  12. Vale Todo” (2002) – Bertie played “Ivan”.
  13. Eva del Edén (2004) – He portrayed “Roldán de Astorga y Carrasco”.
  14. Decisiones (2005)
  15. La Ex (2006) – He played the character “Sergio Estevéz”.
  16. Yuru, La Princesa Amazónica (2007) – Bertie portrayed “Leo”.
  17. Tiempo Final (2007) – He had the role of “Miguel”.
  18. Amas de Casa Desesperadas (2008) – Bertie played “Tom Scavo”.
  19. Bermúdez (2009) – He portrayed “Gonzalo Lleras”.
  20. Los exitosos Gomes (2010) – Bertie played “Martin Gomes”.
  21. Al Fondo Hay Sitio (2015) – He had the role of “Sergio Estrada”.
  22. El Cazafortunas  (2016) – Bertie played “Honorio Cárdenas”.
  23. De vuelta al barrio (2017) – He portrayed “Luis Felipe Sandoval”.

Diego Bertie’s net worth

According to online reports, the Latin actor was worth over $3 million at the time of his demise. He earned a living from his work on the big screen over the years.

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Diego Bertie’s family

Diego Bertie posing for a picture

Diego Bertie was married to Viviana Monge from 1997 to 2004 and the couple had a daughter named Aissa Bertie.

His parents were Jaime Bertie Espejo and Enriqueta Brignardello Belmont. Bertie had three siblings which included siblings Fernando Bertie, Monica Bertie, and Gonzalo Bertie.

Bertie largely kept his family information out of the public eye, preferring to maintain a degree of privacy when it came to his personal life. Despite his fame in the entertainment world, he was selective about sharing details regarding his family and familial life, opting to keep those aspects of his life away from the public spotlight.

Diego Bertie age

Bertie was born on November 2, 1967. He died at the age of 54.

Diego Bertie’s death

Diego Bertie passed away on August 5, 2022, at the age of 54. He lost his life in a terrible accident when he fell from the 14th floor of his building in Miraflores, Peru, around 4 a.m. Paramedics and firefighters quickly responded to the scene, where they found Bertie in his garage.

The paramedics rushed him to the Jose Casimiro Ulloa Emergency Hospital, but he was declared dead upon arrival. The fall from the 14th floor had caused serious fractures and head injuries.

While initial reports suggest that the actor likely lost his balance and fell accidentally, authorities, along with criminal experts and the Miraflores police, went into action to investigate the exact circumstances of this tragic incident to determine the precise cause of his death.

His sudden passing saddened many, with social media, particularly Twitter, flooded with heartfelt tributes and condolences from people around the world when they learned of his demise.

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