Farley was a member of Chicago’s The Second City Theatre and cast member of Saturday Night Live. He starred in Black Sheep and Tommy Boy, two hilarious movies that also co-starred SNL cast member David Spade.
Following his final guest appearance on SNL on October 25, his hoarse voice, continual perspiration and flushed skin were the subject of public scrutiny. In the final years of his life, Farley had sought 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 in Chicago.An autopsy later revealed that Farley had died of an overdose of a combination of cocaine and morphine early that morning. This article goes into detail of what allegedly happened the night of his death.
Almost 8 years after his death, on August 26, 2005, Chris Farley was awarded the 2,289th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.