John Belushi
John Belushi

John Adam Belushi was an American comedian, actor, and musician who died in , California, United States.

On March 5, 1982, was found dead after being injected with heroin and cocaine at Chanteau Marmont, a shadowy hotel that looms over West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.

Born on January 24, 1949, Belushi attended the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. He was married to Judith Belushi.

All through his life, Belushi struggled with heavy drug abuse, a habit that threatened his comedy career.

It was alleged that one Cathy Smith had injected the comedian with the combined drugs known as a speedball.

He made his ‘Saturday Night Live’ debut in 1975, and made his film debut in a voice role in ‘Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle’ in 1975. His other successful movies include ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House’ (1978), ‘The Blues Brothers’ (1980), ‘Continental Drive’ (1981), and ‘Neighbours’ (1981).

He was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.

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