‘Law & Order’ Star Richard Belzer’s Brother Commits Suicide

By: Barbara DeFranco / July 30, 2014

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Law & Order: SVU star Richard Belzer’s older brother Leonard Belzer, 73, leapt to his death today in Manhattan.

The New York Daily News says the actor’s sibling had been suffering from health issues and was distraught over the 2012 death of his wife, Emmy Award-winning Sesame Street director Emily Squires.

Leonard, a former host of the radio program “The Comedy Hour,”supposedly jumped from the roof of his Upper West Side 16-story high-rise at approximately 6:45 this morning.

“He jumped. I’m surprised. It’s very sad,” an employee of the co-op where Leonard resided said, wishing to remain anonymous. “He was sick. He had health issues.”

The NYPD are also investigating the death as suicide, saying “notes” were left behind.