1. Actor and comedian Richard Belzer has passed away at 78.

2. Belzer was famous for his role as Detective John Munch.

3. He described his character as "Lenny Bruce with a badge."

4. Belzer was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

5. He worked various jobs before turning to stand-up comedy.

6. Belzer worked as a warm-up comic for Saturday Night Live.

7. He was not invited to join the cast by Lorne Michaels.

8.Belzer became the bohemian prince of New York City comedy.

9. He had famous fans, including Robert De Niro and Richard Pryor.

10. Belzer will be remembered for his contributions to comedy and acting.