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“Law & Order SVU” Actor Richard Belzer Has Died.


Richard Belzer

Comedian and Actor Richard Belzer, best known and loved for his role as Detective John Munch on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” had died, He was 78.
Belzer, who starred in several TV Series over the years, started his career as a standup comedian. He once was the opener for “Saturday Night Live.”
Universal Television and NBC issued a joint statement Sunday “Anyone who ever had the pleasure of watching Richard Belzer portray Det. John Munch — whether on ‘Homicide’ or ‘Law & Order: SVU’ – over four decades will never forget how much he inhabited that beloved character to make it his own,” the statement said.
Mariska Hargitay, who portrays Det. Olivia Benson, said on her Instagram Sunday that she loved Belzer, “now and forever.”

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