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Belushi, 25 Years Gone

On March 5, 1982, 'Saturday Night Live' star overdosed in L.A. hotel

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Belushi, 25 Years Gone

MARCH 5--Today marks the 25th anniversary of John Belushi's death.

The comedian died of a drug overdose on March 5, 1982 at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont hotel. The 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Animal House' star had gone on a drug and alcohol bender before being found dead in his bed, according to a Los Angeles coroner's report (a copy of which you'll find here).

Investigators noted that a friend discovered Belushi, 33, 'unresponsive' and lying in a 'tight fetal position.' (9 pages)