John Belushi (1/24/49 - 3/5/82) 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. He was the older brother of James "Jim" Belushi.
John Belushi 1949-1982 "I may be gone, but Rock & Roll lives on" Buried in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Belushi's tombstone was getting trashed so much his wife requested his body be moved to an unmarked plot some distance away from the tombstone.
On March 5, 1982, John Belushi was found dead in his room, by Bill Wallace at Bungalow number 3 of the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. The cause of death was a speedball; the combined injection of cocaine and heroin.
John BELUSHI (1949-1982) * AFI Top Actor nominee > Active 1971–82 > Born John Adam Belushi 24 Jan 194, Illinois > Died 5 Mar 1982 (aged 33) California, accidental overdose > Other: Comedian > Spouse: Judith Jacklin Belushi (1976–82, his death) > Children: none Notable films~ The Blues Brothers (1980); National Lampoon's Animal House (1978); Old Boyfriends (1979); 1941 (1979); Neighbors (1981)