Richard Belzer, a prolific actor, and comedian is known for his deadpan delivery and wry sense of humor has died at the age of 78. Belzer, who starred in several popular TV shows and movies, including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The Wire,” passed away on Thursday in his home in France.
Belzer began his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1970s and gained popularity in the 1980s with his appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with David Letterman.” He went on to star in several hit TV shows, including “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “The Beat,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” in which he played the character of John Munch. He also had memorable roles in movies such as “Scarface” and “Man on the Moon.”
Belzer was known for his quick wit and offbeat humor and was admired by many in the entertainment industry for his talent and dedication. He was also a passionate advocate for animal rights and worked with several organizations to promote animal welfare.
Belzer’s death has been met with an outpouring of tributes from fans and fellow entertainers, who have praised his talent, humor, and kindness. He will be remembered as a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, and his contributions to comedy and acting will continue to inspire future generations.