Law & Order actor Richard Belzer passed away on Sunday at the age of 78. The actor had appeared on Saturday Night Live, among others, in the ’90s and was also popular with numerous fans as the voice actor for South Park. In addition to Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay (59), he was in front of the camera as detective John Munch for more than 14 years for “Law & Order” – now Mariska says goodbye to her co-star Richard.
On Instagram, the 59-year-old dedicated a few touching lines to her colleague shortly after his death: “Goodbye, my dear, dear friend, I will miss you, your unique light and your unique perspective on this strange world.” The detective actress looks back with particular gratitude on the time spent together on the set: “I feel blessed to have worked side by side with you for so many years. I love you so much, now and forever. “
Christopher Meloni (61), who embodies the role of detective Elliot Stabler in “Law & Order”, also said goodbye emotionally to his longtime co-star: ” Richard ‘The Belz’ Belzer. A wonderful soul, an elegant man with the Spirit of a child. I have never met anyone like him and will never do it again,” he wrote on the photo platform.