Rest in peace, Lorenzo Brino.
The young actor, known for his role in the family series 7th Heaven, passed away on Monday, March 9. He was 21.
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Brino passed away after losing control of this Toyota Camry and striking a pole, Entertainment Tonight reported. The car crash occurred in California’s San Bernardino County shortly after 3 a.m., according to the San Bernardino Coroner’s Office. The actor was pronounced deceased at the scene. The collision is being investigated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigation Team.
The actor was the only occupant in the vehicle, reports TMZ.
On 7th Heaven, Brino played as Sam Camden. He and his brothers, Nikolas, Myrinda and Zachary, were cast on the show when they were only 5 months old, and shared the roles of twins Sam and David Camden from 1999 to 2001. One year after, only Lorenzo and Nikolas continued to portray the twins until 7th Heaven‘s end in 2007. The series was Brino’s only acting credit.
A friend of the actor shared a touching tribute video to him on YouTube last Thursday, March 12. “We were blessed to have Lorenzo Brino’s Beautiful soul in our lives. The amount of people he touched with his character and charm was unbelievable. He was a loyal friend and an amazing brother. He would always get my back no matter what. Rest In Peace Brother,” the caption reads.
“To my dear sweet nephew, your loss left a hole in my heart. God needed another Angel and he took you. Please watch over your mom and dad. You sister Mimi, brothers, Antonio, Zachary and Nicholas,” his aunt said in another tribute. “You got a big job up there.”