Feb. 19 (UPI) — Actor and comedian Richard Belzer has died at the age of 78.
Richard Belzer was the first actor to welcome me when I started at SVU. Open, warm, acerbic, whip smart, surprisingly kind. I loved writing for Munch, and I loved being with Belz. We sensed this would be his parting scene. Godspeed Belz…
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— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) February 19, 2023
“Richard Belzer was a trailblazing comedian who influenced generations of stand-ups. His voice will be missed,” Comedy Central tweeted Sunday.
Details about the circumstances of his death were not immediately disclosed, according to Forbes.
ShowBiz411 said Belzer had been in poor health and living in the South of France in recent years.
Saturday Night Live alum Laraine Newman said: “I’m so sad to hear of Richard Belzer’s passing. I loved this guy so much. He…