John Adam Belushi was an American comedian, actor and musician, and one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.
John Belushi was born in Chicago to Albanian American parents.
Throughout his career, John Belushi had a personal and artistic partnership with his fellow SNL star Dan Aykroyd, whom he met while they were both working at Chicago’s Second City comedy club.
In 1975, John Belushi was recommended to SNL creator and showrunner Lorne Michaels by Chevy Chase and Michael O’Donoghue, who accepted Belushi as a new cast member of the show after an audition.
What happened to John Belushi?
John Belushi struggled with heavy drug use that threatened his comedy career; and he was dismissed and rehired at SNL on several occasions due to his behavior.
In 1982, John Belushi died from combined drug intoxication possibly caused by Cathy Smith, who injected him with a mixture of heroin and cocaine known as a speedball at the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood, California.
Who was with Belushi when he died?
American actor and comedian Robin McLaurin Williams was with John Belushi when he died.
Robin Williams was known for his improvisational skills and the wide variety of characters he created on the spur of the moment and portrayed on film, in dramas and comedies alike, he is regarded as one of the best comedians of all time.
Was Robin Williams with Belushi when he died?
Robin Williams was with John Belushi on the night of his death.