John Belushi

(January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He is best known as one of the original cast members of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live and as the co-star and co-creator of the hugely successful motion picture The Blues Brothers. He was the older brother of James “Jim” Belushi. He was known for his brash, energetic comedy style and raunchy humor. During his career he had a close personal and artistic partnership with fellow SNL comedian and author Dan Aykroyd. Belushi died on March 5, 1982 in Hollywood, California after overdosing on a mixture of cocaine and heroin (a ‘speedball’) at the age of 33. He was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 1, 2004.

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