3. Chris Farley (1990-1995)

Unfortunately, even some of the greatest entertainers of our time wrestle with personal demons, and in 1997, five-season cast member Chris Farley died of a drug overdose (morphine and cocaine) in his apartment, where he was found by his younger brother. While death can have a way of turning moderately talented performers into instant martyrs, Farley was always a big guy who carried himself well, and whose flair for comedy never went unnoticed, whether he was gracing the stage as Matt Foley: Motivational Speaker, making fake homoerotic beer commercials, or taking it all off beside Patrick Swayze at the Chippendales auditions.