The True Story Of How ’80s Icon John Belushi Spent His Final Days On Earth

Larger-than-life talent John Belushi was surely one of the funniest men of his generation – but he was also one of the most self-destructive. Indeed, the star of American comedy institution Saturday Night Live ultimately became just as renowned for his gargantuan drug intake as he was for his madcap sense of humor.

Sadly, Belushi’s work hard, play hard approach to life ended in tragedy on one fateful night in March 1982. Shortly beforehand, the comedian had checked into Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont Hotel, where he had spent time with A-list friends Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. But just hours later, the Animal House star was dead.

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