Richard Belzer passed away. He was best known for his role as the cynical Detective John Munch on Law and Order: SVU.
The actor passed away at his home in Bozouls, southwest France, at the age of 78, according to Bill Scheft, a former writer for The Late Show with David Letterman.
In a letter to The Hollywood Reporter, the former late-night writer first broke the news, writing that he had experienced “plenty of health concerns. “.
The actor from SVU’s longtime friend claims that his last words were “[Expletive] you, mother [expletive]”.
His wife of 74 years, Harlee McBride, whom he wed in 1985, is Richard’s only surviving family member. Even though he never had any of his own, he is also survived by Jessica and Shannon, his two stepdaughters from his wife’s previous marriage.
The 1974 comedy The Groove Tube served as Chevy Chase’s feature film debut and featured his screen debut. Chevy Chase was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1944.
He shared the stage with many other greats, including the late John Belushi, Gilda Radner, and Bill Murray, throughout the 1970s and 1980s in New York City.
Veteran producer Lorne Michaels chose Richard to perform as the opening act for the live audience when the renowned sketch show first aired in 1975.
The last time he made a television appearance was in an episode of Law & Order: SVU. He made his television debut in the premiere of NBC’s Homicide as Detective Munch. He was a cast member of the show from 1999 to 2016.
“My dear, dear buddy, farewell,” wrote his longtime co-star Mariska Hargitay in a heartfelt Instagram post in his honour. You will be missed, along with your brilliance and viewpoint on this strange world. “.
“I count myself fortunate to have known, cherished, and collaborated with you for such a long time. You are an incredible blessing to the angels. They are already laughing, I can hear it. I’ll always love you, no matter what. “.