‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Dann Florek Exits Show

Longtime cast member’s final episode is expected to air in January

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:49 PM

Captain Cragen has hung up his badge.

Dann Florek, who’s played Cragen on the NBC procedural since 1999, announced via Twitter that he’s departed the series.

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The actor added that he received a “sweet send off” on Friday, his last day.

“Friday was the last day 4 Cragen/Florek,” he tweeted. “It was a sweet send off! But he’ll live on in syndication land 4 evah!”

“SVU” showrunner Warren Leight tweeted a photo from the set, writing, “Saluting the Captain at the close of his 401st episode — all respect to @dannflorek.”

Florek’s final episode is expected to air in January. October saw the departure of Richard Belzer, who played Sgt. John Munch on the series.


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