(NEW YORK) Veteran comedian Richard Belzer has died as
Jon Munch in Homicide: Life on Street & Law & Command
SVU, dead. He was 78 years old. Comedian Laraine
Newman was the first to announce his death on Twitter.
Actor Henry Winkler, Belzer's cousin, wrote "RIP Richard.
For more than two decades and in 10 series, including 30
appearances on Rock and Arrested Development, Belzer
played a witty and acerbic conspiracy-themed homicide
detective. Belzer first appeared in the 1993 movie
Assassination. He played Munch in one episode and most
recently played him on Law & Order SVU in 2016. Belzer
never auditioned for the role. I will never be a detective. But
if it were me, this would be Belzer.” You write all my
paranoid, anti-establishment antagonisms and conspiracy
theories. A dream, indeed. The bearer has graced the small