Ice-T Mourns 'Law & Order: SVU' Crew Member Who Died from Coronavirus Complications

Mar 27, 2020
03:15 P.M.
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Ice-T paid tribute to a "Law and Order: SVU" crew member whose life was cut short by the Coronavirus with heartfelt words in a social media post.

The deadly Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the world, and this time, it claimed the life of a "Law and Order: SVU" crew member, Josh Wallwork. Ice-T, who portrays "Odafin Tutuola" on the TV show, has joined the SVU team to mourn the loss.

Coco Austin and Ice-T attend the TGI Fridays Endless Happy Hour With Ice-T TGI Fridays on March 3, 2017 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


Taking to Twitter, the actor responded to a tweet from Warren Leight, which had attached to it, a screenshot of a Facebook post from Abdul Qadir announcing the man's death. Ice-T wrote that he worked with Wallwork every day.

He asked everyone to pay better attention to the Coronavirus and ended his tweet with an SVU hashtag. The death of the man, who worked as a costumer, has left the cast and crew of the show, devastated.

Wallwork passed away on Thursday night from the complications arising from the virus. He was 45, and his family, and those he worked with, had a deep love and appreciation for him.


The deceased worked on the famous police procedural drama as a costumer. He has also worked on shows like "Bull," "Madam Secretary," and "The Get Down."

Aides from Ice-T, SVU leading lady, Mariska Hargitay, mourned Wallwork. She wrote in a tweet that everyone who works on the show is heartbroken over the loss of the costumer. 

The costumer might have worked behind the scenes, but his time on earth was impactful.


Hargitay, who plays, "Olivia Benson," added that she never saw the deceased without a smile on his face. She noted that he brought love and kindness everywhere he went, and always had a joke ready. The actress ended her tribute message with the words,

"The SVU Corredor will never be the same. We will miss you, Josh. #ForeverInOurHearts."


Hargitay's tweet was met with several condolence responses. One person, a female, wrote that her heart goes out to the actress and her team for the loss.

The Twitter user noted that the world is living in scary times, and asked everyone to join hands in prayer. She also extended her condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased.


One wardrobe staff member of SVU, toeing the same line, tweeted that Wallwork was the kindest gentleman to work with. The staff added that they had a lot of beautiful laughs and asked the deceased to rest in peace.

The costumer might have worked behind the scenes, but his time on earth was impactful. Ice-T, along with the SVU cast and crew, will treasure the time and memories they had with him, forever. 


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