Veteran comedian, actor Richard Belzer passes away at 78
Veteran comedian Richard Belzer, known for his work across stand-up and television shows, breathed his last at his home in Bozouls, France. He was 78. Reportedly, he suffered from a lot of health-related ailments. One of the actor's longtime friends, writer Bill Scheft spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and stated the ace comic's final words were: "F*ck you, motherf*cker!"
Notable works and tributes to the ace comic
Fans, friends, and colleagues paid tribute to him on social media and posted about their fond memories of the actor. He started his career in 1972 as a stand-up comic and his first acting assignment happened in 1974. Some of his notable portrayals include John Munch of Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He retired from acting in 2016.