The morning of August 5, 2022 Diego Bertie’s life was extinguished after falling from the 14th floor of the building where he lived, located in the Lima district of Miraflores. The news left those who knew the Peruvian singer and actor dismayed, for which the world of national entertainment is in mourning.
After the tragic news, his manager announced that he was isolated in his apartment due to having presented symptoms of COVID-19, which led him to cancel his presentations; while highlighting the quality of person he was. “Diego is an angel living among us, I say this because he is the noblest guy I have to work with”he stated in dialogue with America Television.
Messages of condolences from his stage and recording studio partners, friends, family and the people who followed him quickly flooded social networks.
Due to the enormous void left by the talented artist, we let you know 10 things that you may not have known about him; so he pays close attention.
1. STUDIED ADMINISTRATION AND PSYCHOLOGY
Before conquering the public with his talent, Diego Bertie studied Administration at the Universidad del Pacífico, where he formed, together with his fellow students, the pop rock group Images. He abandoned his studies to study another career: Psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
2. HE WAS THE OPEN FOR THE G MEN
In October 1987, the successful Spanish musical band Hombres G arrived in Lima to perform at the San Agustín Coliseum, with the group Imagens opening for them. The show was unforgettable.
3. APPEARED IN A VIDEO CLIP
In 1988, Diego Bertie participated in a video clip singing the song “More Human”. In it, a young actor is seen making his debut in this type of audiovisual production. The material belongs to the University of Lima.
4. HE RECORDED A TELENOVELA IN AREQUIPA
He starred in the Peruvian telenovela “Canela” (1995) together with the Venezuelan Astrid Gruber. The story takes place entirely in the city of Arequipa. In this production, Bertie plays Adrián Elguera.
5. AN ACTING CAREER ABROAD
- In 2000, he stars in the Venezuelan telenovela “Lovers of a full moon” (2000) with Ruddy Rodríguez.
- In 2002, he starred with Itatí Cantoral in the soap opera “Vale todo” for Rede Globo and Telemundo.
- In 2005, he participated in the Bolivian film “The Andes do not believe in God”.
- In 2006, he starred in the Colombian telenovela “La ex”, again with Ruddy Rodríguez. AND
- In 2007, he was in an episode of “Tiempo final”, a television series produced by Fox Internacional Channels in co-production with Fox Telecolombia for Fox Channel and FX. The chapter in which she was was called “The Last Supper” with Ivonne Montero.
- In 2008, she participated in the Latin American version of “Desperate Housewives” alongside Lorna Paz.
- In 2009, he co-starred in the telenovela “Bermúdez” produced and broadcast by Caracol Television.
6. LITTLE-KNOWN ROMANCES
Bertie had romances with characters in the middle. One of them was the dalina from Nubeluz Mónica Santa María and another with the host and actress Katya Condos, with whom he maintains a great friendship; he was even invited to the marriage that the latter had with Federico Salazar.
7. THE VOICE THAT IDENTIFIES THE UNFORGETTABLE RADIO
On March 11, 2022, Diego Bertie was on Radio La Inolvidable, where he announced that he was the official voice of the station, something that surprised thousands of people.
Through the Facebook account of said musical medium, the actor repeated what we have heard many times: “Radio La Inolvidable, your best memories”.
8. FATHER OF TWO CHILDREN
The Peruvian gallant married Viviana Monge in 1997 and in 1999 his only daughter Aíssa was born. In 2004, both decided to divorce for unknown reasons. Despite the separation, he maintained a good relationship with her ex-wife, so much so that the child she had with her other partner also considers him hers.
“I fell in love with a woman with whom I have two children. My daughter, 22 years old, and I have a son who is not mine, he is not my blood. He is a special boy, he loves me and I love him as if he were my son. That’s the kind of relationship I have.”said Magalay Medina.
9. ON HER ROMANCE WITH JAIME BAYLY
Diego Bertie’s acting and musical career was on the rise, but in 1994 after the publication of the book “Don’t tell anyone” by Jaime Bayly, who recounted the affair he had with him at the beginning of the 90s, everyone began to focus on his sexual orientation, leaving aside his magnificent performances.
After more than 25 years, in May 2022, the actor told Magaly Medina’s program that he had had an affair with the journalist and why he never publicly said he was gay. “I never had the need to talk about it because I was very clear about it, my daughter has known that I am gay since she was six years old (…). I’ve never had a roll, but nobody can tell me ‘Hey, come out of the closet’, I come out of the closet when she feels like it (…). My relationship with Jaime was never a relationship, it was an attempt by him to get closer to me and in that attempt there was a lot of manipulation, a lot of damage, a lot of betrayal, he misbehaved, it was not an attitude of love.he pointed.
10. I HAD NO SOCIAL NETWORKS
Bertie said that despite the fact that times had changed, he was not interested in the advancement of technology and even less in having social networks because he did not consider them necessary. However, on June 11, 2021, he decided to create his own Instagram account.
“I had no social networks. It helped me to assess and be able to read what people like. I discovered that I have fans in different parts of the world that I would not have imagined, they are from Italy and Spain, and they are aware of everything “stated in an interview for the YouTube channel “La Linares”, by Verónica Linares, which was broadcast the day before her death, on August 4.
DIEGO BERTIE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED HE HAD MANY PLANS: “HE LOVED LIFE”, SAYS HIS MANAGER
The untimely death of Diego Bertie has shocked public opinion. The actor would not have been going through a depressive period, since he had many plans, according to his manager Carlos Sánchez de la Puente on the Magaly Medina program. Find out what he said HERE.