Chris Farley

Chris FarleyChristopher Crosby “Chris” Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American comedian and actor. He was a member at Chicago’s Second City Theatre and the cast of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He also starred in a string of successful comedic films in the 1990s before he died suddenly on December 18, 1997 of cardiac arrest due to drug overdose.
Along with Chris Rock, Farley was one of two new SNL (Saturday Night Live) cast members announced in the spring of 1990. On the show, Farley frequently collaborated with fellow cast members David Spade, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, and Rob Schneider, among others. This group came to be known as the “Bad Boys of SNL.” Popular characters performed by Farley included himself on “The Chris Farley Show”, a talk show in which Farley quite often “interviewed” the guest, got very nervous and asked simple-minded or irrelevant questions, such as whatChris Farley their favorite rock band was; “Matt Foley”, an over-the-top motivational speaker who constantly reminded other characters that he “lived in a van, down by the river”; Todd O’Connor of Bill Swerski’s Superfans, a group of stereotypical Chicagoans who constantly shout “da Bears!”, a Chippendale’s dancer, in a famous skit that paired him with guest host Patrick Swayze;, one of the “Gap Girls”, who hung out together at a local mall; a stereotypical lunch lady, to the theme of Lunchlady Land performed by Adam Sandler; and Bennett Brauer, a Weekend Update commentator who often divulged his personal and hygienic problems via air quotes. Some of these characters were brought to SNL from his days at Second City. Farley also performed impersonations of Tom Arnold, who gave Farley’s eulogy at his funeral; Andrew Giuliani, Jerry Garcia, Meat Loaf, Norman Schwarzkopf, Dom DeLuise, Roger Ebert, Carnie Wilson, Newt Gingrich, Mindy Cohn, and Rush Limbaugh.
Off-screen, Farley was well-known for his pranks in the offices of Saturday Night Live. A March 13, 1995, New York magazine article refers to Farley and Adam Sandler making late-night prank phone calls from the SNL offices in Rockefeller Center, with Sandler speaking in an old woman’s voice and Farley farting into the phone, as well as Farley mooning cars from a limousine.
In early 1997, a decline in Farley’s health was frequently noted in the press. These warnings were unheeded however and following his guest appearance on SNL for the last time on October 25, 1997, his hoarse voice and Chris Farleyapparent perspiration were the subject of public scrutiny. In the years before his death, Farley had attempted to seek treatment for obesity and drug abuse on seventeen separate occasions.
On December 18, 1997, Farley was found dead by his younger brother John in his apartment on the sixtieth floor of the John Hancock Center in Chicago. An autopsy later revealed that Farley had overdosed on a combination of cocaine and morphine, with advanced depression cited as a “significant contributing factor” in his death.Farley’s death was similar to the death of John Belushi, a comedian and actor who, like Farley, was a member of Second City and starred in Saturday Night Live. Both died at age 33 of a drug overdose involving cocaine and opiates.
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