Richard Belzer, a revered actor and comedian known for playing witty detective John Munch on numerous television series including Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has reportedly died . He was 78.
Belzer died Sunday at his home in Bozouls, France, comedy writer Bill Scheft told the Hollywood Reporter.
“He had a lot of health issues and his last words were ‘F— you, motherf—'” said Scheft, a longtime friend of the late entertainer.
Belzer debuted the popular character of John Munch in the 1990s crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street before reprising the role for Homicide: The Movie and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. So popular was his sarcastic portrayal of Munch that Belzer has also had cameos and guest spots as the comedic detective on a number of other shows, including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock, The Wire, Arrested Development, and The X-Files .”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2023-02-19/richard-belzer-death-law-and-order-comedian-detective-john-munch Richard Belzer dead: Comic and ‘Law & Order’ star turned 78