John Belushi - Legendary John Belushi Remebered, 30 Years On06 March 2012
Legendary John Belushi Remebered, 30 Years On
As reported back in 1985, Catherine Evelyn Smith - described as a groupie at the time - was with Belushi in his final hours. She was later the subject of a National Enquirer story under the headline "I Killed John Belushi", in which she spoke of injecting the comedian with drugs, and noting, "John supplied the coke. I supplied the heroin. I was Florence Nightingale with the hypodermic". On the evening of the comedian's death, he was visited by his friend Robin Williams who snorted cocaine too, according to the Times. The actor later told People magazine in 1988, "The Belushi tragedy was frightening" adding that it was a wake-up call for "a whole group of show-business people". One of the most revered comedians of his time, Belushi starred on Saturday Night Live between 1975 and 1979 - a tenure during which he also made 'Animal House', about a college Dean who is determined to expel the entire fraternity. In 1980, he made 'The Blues Brothers', but two years later he was dead.A special performance of the Blues Brothers Revue took place at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois on Monday evening, produced by Belushi's co-star Dan Aykroyd. The actor told Wkcc 91.1 Fm Radio, "I had eight incredible years with John. We had a friendship. It was love at first sight. It was hard for me to process then ... I miss him every day. Especially when I go into the House of Blues He was really an artist, you know".
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