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‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’ Star Richard Belzer Passes Away at 78

Actor and comedian Richard Belzer died at the age of 78. He was known for his roles in Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Sunday, he died at his home in Bozouls, southwest France. He had been sick for a long time. Follow our website, Viralstimes, to find out what’s new!!!!

Before making his first movie, The Groove Tube, in 1974, Belzer was a stand-up comedian. During his long career, he was in some TV shows and movies.

Bill Scheft, who had known Belzer for a long time and was a writer, confirmed that he had died. Scheft told the media, “He had a lot of health problems, and his last words were, ‘F* you, motherf*er.'” Throughout his life, the actor had some health scares. Also Read – Travis’ Death Cause? Tributes: Travis Died in a Snowmobile Accident

He fought testicular cancer in 1983 and came out of it more robustly. His wife, Harlee McBride, who he married in 1985, is the only person who will remember him. They didn’t have kids together, but McBride has two daughters from another relationship.

Belzer was born in Connecticut in 1944 to a Jewish family. He finished high school at Fairfield Warde and then went to Dean College, but he was kicked out. After that, he worked different jobs before becoming a stand-up comedian in New York City.

In the 1970s and 1980s, he was a guest star in many movies, such as Fame, Café Flesh, Scarface, and Night Shift. But it was his role as Detective John Munch in the NBC show Homicide: Life on the Street that made him famous. From 1993 to 1999, Belzer was the main character in 122 episodes of the show.

In 2000, he was in a movie based on the show, and he later played the same character in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In an interview, he said about the famous character, “I would never be a detective, but if I were, I’d be like that.” Also Read – Who was Lanny Poffo? Former WWE Star Died at 68

“The character reminds me a lot of myself. It’s a lot of fun for me because they write to all of my paranoia, anti-establishment dissonance, and conspiracy theories. It’s almost like a dream,” he said. From 1975 to 1980, Belzer also made guest appearances on Saturday Night Live.

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