The Tragic End to Comedy Genius, John Belushi | Final 24

He was struggling with his career & a drug addiction

Comedy wouldn’t be the same with John Belushi. He was one of the original members of Saturday Night Live and developed some of their most iconic characters. In 1982, the legendary comic-actor was on a drug-fueled binge in L.A. He wanted to break through into new, more serious roles, but was struggling with not having a hit movie for over three years. Plus, he had been battling his drug addiction for seven years. Throughout the night, he ingested the massive amounts of drugs that finally got the better of him. What were the events that led up to his tragic overdose? We investigate on Final 24 on Wednesday, August 12th at 9/8c.


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