Mariska Hargitay paid tribute to a Law & Order: SVU crew member after he died from the coronavirus.
“Heartbroken we are,” Hargitay, 56, wrote via Twitter on Thursday, March 26, after the news of SVU family member Josh Wallwork’s passing. “I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face.”
The California native, who has been on the NBC drama for 21 seasons, remembered Wallwork’s light-hearted personality and sweet nature. The costumer was 45 years old when he passed on Thursday.
“He brought love and kindness everywhere he went. Always ready with the joke,” she continued. “The SVU Corridor will never be the same. We will miss you Josh. #ForeverInOurHearts.”
Mariska Hargitay and Josh Wallwork Gregory Pace/Shutterstock; Inset: Josh Wallwork/Facebook
SVU showrunner Warren Leight also honored the late crew member via social media.
“Very sad news today,” he wrote via Twitter, after seeing the announcement. “One of our costumers, and a beautiful man, Josh Wallwork, passed away from complications of Covd-19. Cast and crew send love and prayers to his family and friends.