10 Good Actors Who Died Too Young

Chris Farley

Died: 12/18/97 (33)
Cause of Death:
Accidental Overdose
Notable Work:
Saturday Night Live (TV series), Black Sheep, Beverly Hills Ninja, Tommy Boy

Eerily enough, Farley died in a near identical manner—and at the exact same age—as his SNL predecessor John Belushi. By the time he was found dead from a drug cocktail overdose, he had been fighting a public battle with addiction and obesity for years. When he died, he had 100 SNL appearances to his name (including many classic sketches) and like most SNL graduates, he was enjoying an increasingly profitable film career. At the time of his death he was scheduled to voice the titular role in a little animated comedy called Shrek.

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