Richard Belzer Law & Order Star Dies at 78.


Richard Belzer Law & Order Star Dies at 78.
Richard Belzer Law & Order Star Dies at 78.

Richard Belzer

The sad news is coming from Hollywood that the long-time standup comedian, Richard Belzer has bid farewell to this world. Richard was regarded as the star comedian on Saturday Night Live.

Apart from this, Richard was very well known as one of the detectives, John Munch on the popular tv series Law & Order. Richard Belzer was said to be 78 years old when he said goodbye to this world.

How did Richard die? Was it because of natural reasons or because of something else? Who informed Richard’s death? Read further to get your answers.

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Everyone’s Favourite Detective, Richard Belzer has passed away.

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer’s death was informed by his longtime friend, Bill Scheft. According to him, the 78-year-old actor passed away peacefully at his home with his family in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, in southern France.

Another person that gave a somewhat concrete reason for Richard’s death is Scheft. He is a writer who is working on a documentary on the life of Richard Belzer.

According to Scheft, although there is no reason for the death of the standup comedian, Richard was pretty much suffering from circulatory and respiratory issues because of his age.

The first person to announce his death on social media was comedian Laraine Newman on Twitter. The comedian has worked alongside Richard Belzer in SNL for a total of 5 years (from 1975-1980).

Laraine paid tribute to her co-star by writing the following words, “I’m so sad to hear of Richard Belzer’s passing. I loved this guy so much.”

Laraine also wrote the following, “He was one of my first friends when I got to New York to do ‘SNL.’ We used to go out to dinner every week at Sheepshead Bay for lobster. One of the funniest people ever. A master at crowd work. RIP dearest.”

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More About Richard Belzer’s Demise

Richard Belzer
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Another co-star of Richard Belzer, Chris Meloni from Law & Order paid his tribute to the comedian slash actor. He posted a photo on Twitter in which he can be seen kissing Richard on the cheek.

Chris wrote the following words along with the photo, “Goodbye mon ami. I love you.” Here’s the tweet.

Richard played the role of John Munch for a total of 23 years. Several other shows of which Richard was a part include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, 30 Rock, The X-Files, Arrested Development, The Wire, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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