Please join us in sending love to GENERAL HOSPITAL actor Tajh Bellow (T.J.) who is mourning the death of his cousin, Christopher Lavergne. “From Lake Charles, LA, like y father, like so many of my family,” he posted to Instagram. “We haven’t seen each other in the longest time, and I regret that we never spoke enough. He passed away from COVID yesterday and did not deserve to die the way he did. He should not have suffered in the way that he did. I’m hurt, I’m angry. I don’t understand karma!
“There are so many that take living for granted right now,” Bellow angrily continued, “so self-centeredly focusing on their own health without regard to asymptocically spreading it to othres. So many focused on petty liberties that black people like my cousin don’t even have, and my cousin is dead. I’m tired. I’m done. Someone had the audacity to ask me if he died from COVID or underlying illness before even saying I’m sorry. I’m done. Evil. Evil. Evil.”
With GH and many other Hollywood productions suspended due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, California is just one of the many states currently shutting back down after opening up and seeing a rise in infections and COVID-19 cases. Bellow ended his Instagram post by turning the subject back to his late cousin, who they lost too soon. “I’m sorry this isn’t the post for resting in peace, you are loved,” he declared. “You are missed. You are home. My family, I bleed with you.” Then the actor signed off by urging people to wear their masks and the hashtags “#RIPKing,” “#RestInParadise,” #covid1isreal,” and his cousin’s name, Christopher Lavergne.
We’re sure fans and friends everywhere will join us in sending Bellow and his entire family our deepest sympathies for their painful loss.