39. Chris Farley
There was nothing to laugh when comedy actor Chris Farley died following a drug overdose.
History has a cynical way of repeating itself, and Farley died at the same age and in similar circumstances as another cast member of NBC’s sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Remember John Belushi?
Farley was found dead in his Chicago apartment on December 18, 1997, only three weeks after he made a final guest appearance on SNL. An autopsy would later reveal that Farley overdosed on cocaine and morphine.
It’s always sad when a man that made you laugh your pants off dies so tragically. However, Chris Farley’s erratic lifestyle gave away some valuable hints it was going in that direction.
Farley sought help at least a dozen times to contain his addiction and battle obesity.