Condolences have been pouring in for Jamaican actor Winston Bell who passed away on Saturday (April 15).
Affectionately known as ‘Bello’, Bell passed away due to complications from Neuropathy, according to a post on his Facebook page.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Bishop Winston Alexander Bell who passed away on April 15, 2023 due to complications from Neuropathy,” read a post on his Facebook page published on Sunday (April 16).
Neuropathy is one of the long-term complications of diabetes.
Bell appeared in an YouTube interview in 2021 in which he claimed to have been cured of his diabetes.
Following news of his passing, social media was flooded with condolences for the actor-turned pastor, who has been in the public eye for over three decades.
Long time friend and fellow actor Paul Campbell wrote, ” Bello’..Bello’..Me Friend, Rest in Paradise”.
“A wonderful man; a generous soul; my long time friend and spar; he was a brother from another mother; I will love and miss him forever,” added Tony Hendriks.
Bell had been ailing for sometime, with the actor last posting on Facebook on February 23, 2023 stating, ” Giving thanks for every single day”.
The post was flocked by well-wishers as well as those who enquired about if his health condition had improved.
Bell a Kingston native from Cockburn Pen first started acting while attending the Camperdown High School in 1975.
He went on to the Jamaica School of Drama and has appeared in major films including Third World Cop, One Love, Glory to Gloriana, and Ghett’a Life.
A Christian since 1979, Bell became a full time minister in 2010.