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Original Name
John Adam Belushi
Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
5 Mar 1982 (aged 33)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA GPS-Latitude: 41.3487504, Longitude: -70.7096814
Plot
Headstone near cemetery entrance
Memorial ID
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Actor, Comedian, Musician. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Albanian immigrant parents. As a boy, his family moved to Wheaton, where John played on the high school football team and was homecoming king. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, where he co-founded an acting troupe. Belushi then auditioned for and won a spot with Chicago's famous Second City Comedy Club. In 1973, John moved to New York City and landed a role off-Broadway in National Lampoon's "Lemmings." The part led to a job as a writer for the syndicated National Lampoon's Radio Hour. In 1975, a new sketch comedy television program created by Lorne Michaels called Saturday Night Live (SNL) was being cast, and John won a spot with an audition featuring his soon-to-be familiar Samurai character as a pool hustler. John formed a partnership with fellow castmate Dan Aykroyd, and together they introduced the Blues Brothers with a rendition of "Hey Bartender" in the spring of 1978 on SNL and followed it with the release of an album, "Briefcase Full of Blues." That same year saw the release of "National Lampoon's Animal House" and John became a huge star. John continued as a member of SNL until September 1979. He and Aykroyd then threw themselves into the creation of "The Blues Brothers." Released in 1980, it set a record for the most cars crashed in one movie and sparked a renewed interest in the blues genre. John partnered with Aykroyd again in 1981's "Neighbors" and, in a departure from his usual persona, played the romantic lead in the comedy "Continental Divide." Unfortunately, with his fame apparently came a cocaine addiction. John became known as a hard-core party man. His last days were spent in West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont Hotel, with similar hard-core users. Witnesses said that on March 5, 1982, John mainlined a cocktail of heroin and cocaine called a speed ball. The overdose led to fatal respiratory failure and caused his death. On March 9th, Dan Aykroyd, in a black leather jacket and black jeans, led John's funeral procession on his motorcycle. A memorial service two days later drew over 1,000 relatives and friends to the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. As Aykroyd had once promised John, he played The Ventures' "The 2,000 Pound Bee" at the memorial service. Belushi has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6355 Hollywood Blvd.


Cenotaph here

Actor, Comedian, Musician. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Albanian immigrant parents. As a boy, his family moved to Wheaton, where John played on the high school football team and was homecoming king. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, where he co-founded an acting troupe. Belushi then auditioned for and won a spot with Chicago's famous Second City Comedy Club. In 1973, John moved to New York City and landed a role off-Broadway in National Lampoon's "Lemmings." The part led to a job as a writer for the syndicated National Lampoon's Radio Hour. In 1975, a new sketch comedy television program created by Lorne Michaels called Saturday Night Live (SNL) was being cast, and John won a spot with an audition featuring his soon-to-be familiar Samurai character as a pool hustler. John formed a partnership with fellow castmate Dan Aykroyd, and together they introduced the Blues Brothers with a rendition of "Hey Bartender" in the spring of 1978 on SNL and followed it with the release of an album, "Briefcase Full of Blues." That same year saw the release of "National Lampoon's Animal House" and John became a huge star. John continued as a member of SNL until September 1979. He and Aykroyd then threw themselves into the creation of "The Blues Brothers." Released in 1980, it set a record for the most cars crashed in one movie and sparked a renewed interest in the blues genre. John partnered with Aykroyd again in 1981's "Neighbors" and, in a departure from his usual persona, played the romantic lead in the comedy "Continental Divide." Unfortunately, with his fame apparently came a cocaine addiction. John became known as a hard-core party man. His last days were spent in West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont Hotel, with similar hard-core users. Witnesses said that on March 5, 1982, John mainlined a cocktail of heroin and cocaine called a speed ball. The overdose led to fatal respiratory failure and caused his death. On March 9th, Dan Aykroyd, in a black leather jacket and black jeans, led John's funeral procession on his motorcycle. A memorial service two days later drew over 1,000 relatives and friends to the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. As Aykroyd had once promised John, he played The Ventures' "The 2,000 Pound Bee" at the memorial service. Belushi has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6355 Hollywood Blvd.


Cenotaph here

Bio by: Iola


Inscription

Here Lies Buried
The Body of
JOHN BELUSHI

I may be gone, but
Rock and Roll lives on

Gravesite Details

Actual burial is unmarked.



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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: Apr 25, 1998
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77/john-belushi: accessed ), memorial page for John Belushi (24 Jan 1949–5 Mar 1982), Find a Grave Memorial ID 77, citing Abel Hill Cemetery, Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.