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(Daily Mail)   Richard Belzer's brother jumps to his death from his Manhattan highrise. In other news, Law & Order: SVU has a Munch plotline for next season, though it will be part of some major conspiracy tied to the JFK assassination   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 59
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2014-07-31 09:45:06 AM  
it's sad that a dude who is 73 and suffering a heart condition  can't decide to get off the ride in peaceful and comfortable way, guy's gotta jump to his death.
 
2014-07-31 09:53:28 AM  
Who'da figured that Richard Belzer's brother would have a smash hit on Broadway before Da Belz?
 
2014-07-31 10:12:33 AM  

Prey4reign: Who'da figured that Richard Belzer's brother would have a smash hit on Broadway before Da Belz?


Heh shiat...okay that wins.
 
2014-07-31 12:17:18 PM  
Celebrity sibling suicide death trifecta in play.

/Tommy Westphal is a sky bully
 
2014-07-31 01:44:15 PM  
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Law & Order: SVU has a Munch plotline for next season,
though it will be part of some major conspiracy tied to the
JFK assassination
 
2014-07-31 02:49:07 PM  
And some poor schmuck has to hose his remains off the courtyard. Prick.
 
2014-07-31 02:56:14 PM  
Poor guy.
Lots of boomers with major health problems have been making pacts in recent years to make sure they/we can check-out in more dignified, less painful ways.
 
2014-07-31 02:58:35 PM  

mainsail: And some poor schmuck has to hose his remains off the courtyard. Prick.


33.media.tumblr.com

He's actually unavailable, having died a few weeks back.
 
2014-07-31 02:59:47 PM  
Len Belzer used to host a radio show called "The Comedy Hour" that I listened to as a lad.  Richard was a guest once.  This news makes me sad.
 
2014-07-31 03:01:41 PM  
" The suicide came a year after an earlier attempt had been prevented when Richard had found him passed out from a drug overdose, according to a 1993 People magazine article."

Well, how hard is it to stop a suicide when you have 20 years notice?
 
2014-07-31 03:03:04 PM  
This is his story. Dun dun.
 
2014-07-31 03:05:14 PM  

GRCooper: " The suicide came a year after an earlier attempt had been prevented when Richard had found him passed out from a drug overdose, according to a 1993 People magazine article."

Well, how hard is it to stop a suicide when you have 20 years notice?


Oh. They were talking about his father's suicide attempt in '68.

That's not nearly as funny as a daily fail typo.
 
2014-07-31 03:06:40 PM  

Headso: it's sad that a dude who is 73 and suffering a heart condition  can't decide to get off the ride in peaceful and comfortable way, guy's gotta jump to his death.


I wondered about his choice as well. I can think of so many more pleasant ways to commit suicide, but if I decided to jump, I'd have picked a much higher place to plummet from. Maybe do a "Thelma and Louise" while test driving a Bentley.
 
2014-07-31 03:13:54 PM  

dittybopper: mainsail: And some poor schmuck has to hose his remains off the courtyard. Prick.

[33.media.tumblr.com image 500x334]

He's actually unavailable, having died a few weeks back.


Perhaps the Special Branch, then.
 
2014-07-31 03:14:51 PM  
Leonard's brother Richard Belzer is most famous for portraying the character of John Munch for 21 years from 1993 to 2014 in the long-running TV series Law & Order.

Bzzzt. Wrong.
 
2014-07-31 03:14:54 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Celebrity sibling suicide death trifecta in play.


Joe Estevez better watch his ass...
 
2014-07-31 03:17:43 PM  

GRCooper: " The suicide came a year after an earlier attempt had been prevented when Richard had found him passed out from a drug overdose, according to a 1993 People magazine article."

Well, how hard is it to stop a suicide when you have 20 years notice?


The wording is a little unclear.  It sounds like the dad, Charles killed himself in 1968. Richard describes in an interview in 1993 finding his father passed out from a drug overdose a year before (1967).   I'm sure there is a better way to phrase that.

Leonard and Richard's salesman dad, Charles, reportedly killed himself in 1968.

The suicide came a year after an earlier attempt had been prevented when Richard had found him passed out from a drug overdose, according to a 1993 People magazine article.



Honestly, it's it common for people with a parent that has committed suicide to be more likely to commit suicide?
 
2014-07-31 03:18:15 PM  
I believe Richard Belzer is also having suicidal thoughts as of late, I wouldn't be surprised if he follows his brother into death. Not a lot of funny coming from this story.
 
2014-07-31 03:22:23 PM  
Did they go for the choke-hold?
 
2014-07-31 03:28:35 PM  
I just can't do funnies about suicide. I've been too close to it myself.

The only thing that stopped me was family and friends who I knew loved me -- not that they made life worth living (nothing can when your brain is that farked), but that I'd feel guilty for their sadness, even if I thought they shouldn't love me because I was lazy and useless and blah blah blah all the stupid shiat a chronically depressed brain lies to you about. I actually actively had the thought, "I wish my parents would wise up and hate me so I could kill myself without feeling bad about it."

Suicide isn't always linked to mental illness, but it's a unique kind of misery that leads you to even consider it, and my heart breaks to know anyone feels it.
 
2014-07-31 03:31:58 PM  
Conspiracy with Drew Barrymores half sister.
 
2014-07-31 03:40:46 PM  

Prey4reign: Who'da figured that Richard Belzer's brother would have a smash hit on Broadway before Da Belz?


Wow nice.

/you're going to hell
 
2014-07-31 03:45:45 PM  

NotoriousW.O.P: Leonard's brother Richard Belzer is most famous for portraying the character of John Munch for 21 years from 1993 to 2014 in the long-running TV series Law & Order.

Bzzzt. Wrong.


Homicide Life on the Street doesn't exist anymore though. That's why it isn't syndicated or even on Netflix, because when it comes to crime investigation shows good writing pales in comparison to "I'll go create a GUI in visual basic, see if I can track an IP address"
 
2014-07-31 03:53:13 PM  

you are a puppet: NotoriousW.O.P: Leonard's brother Richard Belzer is most famous for portraying the character of John Munch for 21 years from 1993 to 2014 in the long-running TV series Law & Order.

Bzzzt. Wrong.

Homicide Life on the Street doesn't exist anymore though. That's why it isn't syndicated or even on Netflix, because when it comes to crime investigation shows good writing pales in comparison to "I'll go create a GUI in visual basic, see if I can track an IP address"


So, cameo on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" next season?
 
2014-07-31 04:01:30 PM  
img.fark.net

Did hogan try to wake him up?

/to early?
 
2014-07-31 04:04:44 PM  
Suicide? Let's not jump to conclusions...
 
2014-07-31 04:07:24 PM  

RainbeauxSue: I just can't do funnies about suicide. I've been too close to it myself.

The only thing that stopped me was family and friends who I knew loved me -- not that they made life worth living (nothing can when your brain is that farked), but that I'd feel guilty for their sadness, even if I thought they shouldn't love me because I was lazy and useless and blah blah blah all the stupid shiat a chronically depressed brain lies to you about. I actually actively had the thought, "I wish my parents would wise up and hate me so I could kill myself without feeling bad about it."

Suicide isn't always linked to mental illness, but it's a unique kind of misery that leads you to even consider it, and my heart breaks to know anyone feels it.


I'm there right now.  Not a good place at all.
 
2014-07-31 04:11:19 PM  
Well, if anybody hasn't informed him yet...

www.thehunchblog.com
...Ring the Belz.
 
2014-07-31 04:15:45 PM  

RainbeauxSue: I just can't do funnies about suicide. I've been too close to it myself.

The only thing that stopped me was family and friends who I knew loved me -- not that they made life worth living (nothing can when your brain is that farked), but that I'd feel guilty for their sadness, even if I thought they shouldn't love me because I was lazy and useless and blah blah blah all the stupid shiat a chronically depressed brain lies to you about. I actually actively had the thought, "I wish my parents would wise up and hate me so I could kill myself without feeling bad about it."

Suicide isn't always linked to mental illness, but it's a unique kind of misery that leads you to even consider it, and my heart breaks to know anyone feels it.


I'm glad you're still here to post this. And it is brave and giving of you to do so.
I hope life is always better for you.
 
2014-07-31 04:28:45 PM  

too_amuzed: RainbeauxSue: I just can't do funnies about suicide. I've been too close to it myself.

The only thing that stopped me was family and friends who I knew loved me -- not that they made life worth living (nothing can when your brain is that farked), but that I'd feel guilty for their sadness, even if I thought they shouldn't love me because I was lazy and useless and blah blah blah all the stupid shiat a chronically depressed brain lies to you about. I actually actively had the thought, "I wish my parents would wise up and hate me so I could kill myself without feeling bad about it."

Suicide isn't always linked to mental illness, but it's a unique kind of misery that leads you to even consider it, and my heart breaks to know anyone feels it.

I'm there right now.  Not a good place at all.


I have a disease called clustered headaches; while right now it appears to off vanished; there is 90% chance it's coming back; I will not allow my body to endure that pain again - unfortunately its not a mental illness; its an unknown disease which not many have, there is no cure either.
I been through years of hell with it; I don't plan on going through it again, unfortunately my suicide won't be vein, I simply am not living with that kind of pain anymore.

 "disease may be the most painful condition known to medical science. "  I give it a year or two before it comes back; until then I am living large and enjoying it.
 
2014-07-31 04:45:20 PM  
Sounds like him and his wife were good people. With an attempted drug OD earlier, and then jumping off his building, it's shiatty that there were no more dignified and less painful ways for him to go when he wanted to go. Unless a person is suffering from untreated mental illness, let them go.
 
2014-07-31 05:01:01 PM  

Misconduc: too_amuzed: RainbeauxSue: I just can't do funnies about suicide. I've been too close to it myself.

The only thing that stopped me was family and friends who I knew loved me -- not that they made life worth living (nothing can when your brain is that farked), but that I'd feel guilty for their sadness, even if I thought they shouldn't love me because I was lazy and useless and blah blah blah all the stupid shiat a chronically depressed brain lies to you about. I actually actively had the thought, "I wish my parents would wise up and hate me so I could kill myself without feeling bad about it."

Suicide isn't always linked to mental illness, but it's a unique kind of misery that leads you to even consider it, and my heart breaks to know anyone feels it.

I'm there right now.  Not a good place at all.

I have a disease called clustered headaches; while right now it appears to off vanished; there is 90% chance it's coming back; I will not allow my body to endure that pain again - unfortunately its not a mental illness; its an unknown disease which not many have, there is no cure either.
I been through years of hell with it; I don't plan on going through it again, unfortunately my suicide won't be vein, I simply am not living with that kind of pain anymore.

 "disease may be the most painful condition known to medical science. "  I give it a year or two before it comes back; until then I am living large and enjoying it.


have you tried weed?
/sorry to be that guy
/just trying to help
/good luck
 
2014-07-31 05:08:21 PM  

lindalouwho: Poor guy.
Lots of boomers with major health problems have been making pacts in recent years to make sure they/we can check-out in more dignified, less painful ways.


Of course, just like pot, the government has to insist that assisted suicide is illegal.

/It's one thing if a doctor won't perform an assisted suicide because they think it breaks the Hippocratic Oath.
//It's another for the government to say a doctor that is willing to perform assisted suicide would be a murderer if he did.
///(Obviously, see Jack Kevorkian).
 
2014-07-31 05:11:13 PM  

too_amuzed: I'm there right now.  Not a good place at all.


My email's in my profile if you ever need someone demi-objective to talk to. I know I have the tiny wussy baby of mental illnesses, but sometimes just knowing someone is listening helps.

lindalouwho: I hope life is always better for you.


I've been through some shiatty periods, but it was 98% in my head and treated by antidepressants. The only thing wrong with my life was unemployment, and fark knows I'm far from the first or last with that problem. I'm totally in favor of talk therapy, mindfulness, all that, but sometimes drugs really are the answer.

Misconduc: I been through years of hell with it; I don't plan on going through it again, unfortunately my suicide won't be vein, I simply am not living with that kind of pain anymore.

 "disease may be the most painful condition known to medical science. "  I give it a year or two before it comes back; until then I am living large and enjoying it.


My lovey feely side wants to argue with you with all the usual platitudes, but my reasonable brain understands entirely. I genuinely hope you beat the odds, and if not, that your life can end with peace and dignity.
 
2014-07-31 05:22:46 PM  
wanted for questioning:
annmcgough.com
 
2014-07-31 05:27:29 PM  

RainbeauxSue: too_amuzed: I'm there right now.  Not a good place at all.

My email's in my profile if you ever need someone demi-objective to talk to. I know I have the tiny wussy baby of mental illnesses, but sometimes just knowing someone is listening helps.

lindalouwho: I hope life is always better for you.

I've been through some shiatty periods, but it was 98% in my head and treated by antidepressants. The only thing wrong with my life was unemployment, and fark knows I'm far from the first or last with that problem. I'm totally in favor of talk therapy, mindfulness, all that, but sometimes drugs really are the answer.

Misconduc: I been through years of hell with it; I don't plan on going through it again, unfortunately my suicide won't be vein, I simply am not living with that kind of pain anymore.

 "disease may be the most painful condition known to medical science. "  I give it a year or two before it comes back; until then I am living large and enjoying it.

My lovey feely side wants to argue with you with all the usual platitudes, but my reasonable brain understands entirely. I genuinely hope you beat the odds, and if not, that your life can end with peace and dignity.


Thank you.  It's an awful place to be.
 
2014-07-31 05:35:51 PM  

inner ted: Misconduc: too_amuzed: RainbeauxSue: I just can't do funnies about suicide. I've been too close to it myself.

The only thing that stopped me was family and friends who I knew loved me -- not that they made life worth living (nothing can when your brain is that farked), but that I'd feel guilty for their sadness, even if I thought they shouldn't love me because I was lazy and useless and blah blah blah all the stupid shiat a chronically depressed brain lies to you about. I actually actively had the thought, "I wish my parents would wise up and hate me so I could kill myself without feeling bad about it."

Suicide isn't always linked to mental illness, but it's a unique kind of misery that leads you to even consider it, and my heart breaks to know anyone feels it.

I'm there right now.  Not a good place at all.

I have a disease called clustered headaches; while right now it appears to off vanished; there is 90% chance it's coming back; I will not allow my body to endure that pain again - unfortunately its not a mental illness; its an unknown disease which not many have, there is no cure either.
I been through years of hell with it; I don't plan on going through it again, unfortunately my suicide won't be vein, I simply am not living with that kind of pain anymore.

 "disease may be the most painful condition known to medical science. "  I give it a year or two before it comes back; until then I am living large and enjoying it.


Not to be that guy, like the other guy, but unlike weed, psylocin (what the body turns Psilocybin, from shrooms, into, and also is in fresh-not dried-magic mushrooms) has a documented effect on cluster headaches. It is literally the only thing that has been shown to work and current drug policy prevents widespread study of it.
They are not hard to grow, if illegal to grow in many places, spores are legal to own in most of the USA and if you took those legal spores and grew some rather than killing yourself it might be kinda cool.
If you have tried and it did not work my apologies.

/Was in a lab where the 'what should we research' question was answered by one tech with psylocin EVERY TIME.
//And rejected by the PI EVERY TIME.
 
2014-07-31 05:42:47 PM  

LabGrrl: inner ted: Misconduc: too_amuzed: RainbeauxSue: I just can't do funnies about suicide. I've been too close to it myself.

The only thing that stopped me was family and friends who I knew loved me -- not that they made life worth living (nothing can when your brain is that farked), but that I'd feel guilty for their sadness, even if I thought they shouldn't love me because I was lazy and useless and blah blah blah all the stupid shiat a chronically depressed brain lies to you about. I actually actively had the thought, "I wish my parents would wise up and hate me so I could kill myself without feeling bad about it."

Suicide isn't always linked to mental illness, but it's a unique kind of misery that leads you to even consider it, and my heart breaks to know anyone feels it.

I'm there right now.  Not a good place at all.

I have a disease called clustered headaches; while right now it appears to off vanished; there is 90% chance it's coming back; I will not allow my body to endure that pain again - unfortunately its not a mental illness; its an unknown disease which not many have, there is no cure either.
I been through years of hell with it; I don't plan on going through it again, unfortunately my suicide won't be vein, I simply am not living with that kind of pain anymore.

 "disease may be the most painful condition known to medical science. "  I give it a year or two before it comes back; until then I am living large and enjoying it.

Not to be that guy, like the other guy, but unlike weed, psylocin (what the body turns Psilocybin, from shrooms, into, and also is in fresh-not dried-magic mushrooms) has a documented effect on cluster headaches. It is literally the only thing that has been shown to work and current drug policy prevents widespread study of it.
They are not hard to grow, if illegal to grow in many places, spores are legal to own in most of the USA and if you took those legal spores and grew some rather than killing yourself it might be kinda cool.
If you have tried and it did not work my apologies.

/Was in a lab where the 'what should we research' question was answered by one tech with psylocin EVERY TIME.
//And rejected by the PI EVERY TIME.


Careful now, you don't even have an inkling of this persons full medical history.
 
2014-07-31 06:12:00 PM  
So I hear there's a place in Manhattan open if you're wanting to move there...
 
2014-07-31 06:25:44 PM  
It's farking ridiculous and demeaning that a person should have to jump out of a window if they want to end their lives.
 
2014-07-31 06:59:42 PM  

physt: GRCooper: " The suicide came a year after an earlier attempt had been prevented when Richard had found him passed out from a drug overdose, according to a 1993 People magazine article."

Well, how hard is it to stop a suicide when you have 20 years notice?

The wording is a little unclear.  It sounds like the dad, Charles killed himself in 1968. Richard describes in an interview in 1993 finding his father passed out from a drug overdose a year before (1967).   I'm sure there is a better way to phrase that.

Leonard and Richard's salesman dad, Charles, reportedly killed himself in 1968.

The suicide came a year after an earlier attempt had been prevented when Richard had found him passed out from a drug overdose, according to a 1993 People magazine article.


Honestly, it's it common for people with a parent that has committed suicide to be more likely to commit suicide?


Some people believe that there is or can be a genetic predisposition.  I think a bunch of people in Kurt Cobain's family killed themselves, and he was supposed to have believed that it was a genetic thing.
 
2014-07-31 07:59:13 PM  

SenorBenedict: I believe Richard Belzer is also having suicidal thoughts as of late, I wouldn't be surprised if he follows his brother into death. Not a lot of funny coming from this story.


He has parkisons. I seen him on Ice and Coco and he just couldn't stop shaking.
 
2014-07-31 08:16:51 PM  
www.mediocreminds.com
 
2014-07-31 09:16:32 PM  
Quick someone please lower the flags at the post office ! Someone related to a celebrity has died .
 
2014-07-31 09:57:36 PM  

RainbeauxSue: I just can't do funnies about suicide. I've been too close to it myself.

The only thing that stopped me was family and friends who I knew loved me -- not that they made life worth living (nothing can when your brain is that farked), but that I'd feel guilty for their sadness, even if I thought they shouldn't love me because I was lazy and useless and blah blah blah all the stupid shiat a chronically depressed brain lies to you about. I actually actively had the thought, "I wish my parents would wise up and hate me so I could kill myself without feeling bad about it."

Suicide isn't always linked to mental illness, but it's a unique kind of misery that leads you to even consider it, and my heart breaks to know anyone feels it.


I've had many extended periods of dark time, but was fortunately never suicidal. I appreciate those that commit suicide instead of deciding to take a lot other people out with them. These people, I feel sorry for and hope they can still make peace with their deity of choice.

Those who shoot up a place and then commit suicide can kiss my asss though.
 
2014-07-31 10:01:57 PM  

Billy Liar: physt: GRCooper: " The suicide came a year after an earlier attempt had been prevented when Richard had found him passed out from a drug overdose, according to a 1993 People magazine article."

Well, how hard is it to stop a suicide when you have 20 years notice?

The wording is a little unclear.  It sounds like the dad, Charles killed himself in 1968. Richard describes in an interview in 1993 finding his father passed out from a drug overdose a year before (1967).   I'm sure there is a better way to phrase that.

Leonard and Richard's salesman dad, Charles, reportedly killed himself in 1968.

The suicide came a year after an earlier attempt had been prevented when Richard had found him passed out from a drug overdose, according to a 1993 People magazine article.


Honestly, it's it common for people with a parent that has committed suicide to be more likely to commit suicide?

Some people believe that there is or can be a genetic predisposition.  I think a bunch of people in Kurt Cobain's family killed themselves, and he was supposed to have believed that it was a genetic thing.


The Hemmingways kind of convinced me of that. Maybe not a suicide gene but a depression one.
 
2014-07-31 10:08:42 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Celebrity sibling suicide death trifecta in play.

/Tommy Westphal is a sky bully


I was thinking that Munch's brother just slipped and fell to his death after Tommy shaked his snowglobe a wee bit too hard.
 
2014-07-31 10:30:45 PM  
RB did pr0n in the 70s
 
2014-07-31 10:42:55 PM  
I met Richard Belzer a few years ago in Baltimore.  He was friendly enough.

/csb
 
2014-07-31 10:43:48 PM  
Much sympathy and pity for the soul of Leonard Beltzer. Stayed up all night writing notes to friends and relatives, watched the sun come up one last time and then did a swan dive off the roof. Better than suicide by cop or chaining a concrete block to yourself and jumping into the Hudson river.

But it would make an interesting algebra word problem, especially since 15 stories negates the need for terminal velocity. Nice round numbers. If Leonard jumps off the roof of his building 150 feet up, how many seconds did it take him to hit the sidewalk? And for extra credit, how fast was he traveling in mph?
 
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