'Moesha' Actor Dies In Car Crash
POSTED: 8:30 am EST January 20, 2005
Actor Lamont Bentley has died in a car crash in Los Angeles.
Bentley was best known as a regular on the 1990s UPN sitcom "Moesha" and appeared frequently on television and in movies.
His manager says Bentley died Tuesday night when his vehicle plunged off the San Diego Freeway.
Bentley -- who was 31 -- played Hakeem Campbell, the longtime friend of Moesha Mitchell.
He was returning from a screening for an independent short film entitled "Shards" when he was killed.
Bentley had appeared in a number of films, including "The Wash," "The Breaks" and "Tales From the Hood." He also played Tupac Shakur in the television movie, "Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story."
Bentley made guest appearances in such television shows as "The Parkers," "The Proud Family," "NYPD Blue" and "Clueless."
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