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John Belushi – How Did the Movie Actor Die?

John Belushi died at age 33, too young. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding movie actor John Belushi's death.

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Actor, Saturday Night Live cast member, and Blues Brothers comedian who posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 1, 2004. Three of the four movies he starred in were with Dan Akroyd; the exception is the cult comedy film Animal House.

He was an All-American football player and intended to become a coach. He had his first break as a comedian when he parodied Woodstock in National Lampoon’s Lemmings.

He died when he mixed cocaine and heroin at age 33.

How did John Belushi die?

John Belushi's death was caused by heroin overdose.

In 1982 he died from combined drug intoxication, after a drug dealer, Cathy Smith, injected him with a mixture of heroin and cocaine known as a speedball at the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood, California. He was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.

Information about the death of John Belushi
Cause of deathHeroin Overdose
Age of death33 years
ProfessionMovie Actor
BirthdayJanuary 24, 1949
Death dateMarch 5, 1982
Place of deathChateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialAbel Hill Cemetery, Chilmark, Massachusetts, United States


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