Lamont Bentley

Actor

Lamont Bentley, who starred as Hakeem Campbell on the UPN sitcom “Moesha,” died Jan. 19 when he was thrown from his vehicle outside Los Angeles. He was 31.

Bentley was killed when his car skidded off a freeway around midnight.

Best known for his role on “Moesha” during the show’s 1996-2001 run, Bentley also appeared in films, including the 2001 Snoop Dogg film “The Wash,” the 1997 TV movie “Buffalo Soldiers” and 1995’s “Tales from the Hood,” as well as the 1994 TV series “South Central.”

Bentley also guested on shows including “NYPD Blue,” “Clueless,” “Family Matters,” “Soul Food” and the Moesha spinoff “The Parkers.”

He was an aspiring rapper, but his hip-hop project Uprise never secured a record deal with a major label.

Bentley is survived by two daughters and his mother.

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