Famous Stand-Up Comedian & TV Detective, Richard Belzer Dies At 78!

Richard Belzer is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and author who had also won hearts for some of his famous characters on television. His long-time career as a stand-up comedian was built by the “Saturday Night Live”. Richard Belzer Dies at the age of 78 without any known cause, as confirmed by his friend.

He was best known for his role as Detective John Munch in the NBC police procedural series “Homicide: Life on the Street” and its spin-off “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Belzer has also appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career and has released several books, including

  • “UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Believe” and
  • “I Am Not a Cop!”

In addition to his entertainment career, Belzer was an advocate for animal rights and has been involved in several animal welfare organizations.

Belzer died peacefully without any known cause at his home on Sunday. At that time he was with his family in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Southern France. His long-time friend Bill Scheft confirmed this news. 

A writer who had been working on a documentary about Belzer, told the press there was no known cause of death. However, according to some reports, Belzer was suffering from circulatory and respiratory issues.

His “Law & Order” co-star Chris Meloni shared a photo on Twitter. “Good bye mon ami. I love you,” Meloni wrote alongside the tribute.

May His Soul Rest in Peace!