John Belushi — Photos By: Medina Lynn 1 of 5 John Belushi — Photos Everett Collection John Belushi was a famous comedian who got his start on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He was one of the original cast members when the show premiered in 1975. ‘SNL’ catapulted John to a major star. He was a cast member from 1975 to 1979. John notably starred in ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House’ in 1978. One of his famous skits from ‘SNL’ with Dan Aykroyd, the Blues Brothers, became a film in 1980. John sadly died on March 5, 1982. He was found dead in his bungalow at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. He was just 33 years old. The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin and cocaine, known as a speedball. Cathy Smith, who supplied John with the drugs that killed him, served 15 months in prison in connection with his death. John was survived by his wife, Judith Jacklin Belushi. See more photos of John in our gallery now. November 21, 2020, 2:22PM 2 of 5 John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd Everett Collection John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd starred in the cult classic ‘The Blues Brothers’ in 1980. The film was based on the skit John and Dan originated on ‘SNL.’ November 21, 2020, 2:22PM 3 of 5 John Belushi In ‘Animal House’ Everett Collection John Belushi notably starred in ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House.’ He played John ‘Bluto’ Blutarsky. November 21, 2020, 2:22PM 4 of 5 John Belushi On ‘SNL’ Everett Collection John Belushi was one of the original cast members on ‘SNL.’ They were dubbed the ‘Not Ready for Primetime Players.’ November 21, 2020, 2:22PM 5 of 5 John Belushi Died In 1982 Everett Collection John Belushi was just at the beginning of his career when he died in 1982 from a drug overdose. He was just 33 years old. November 21, 2020, 2:22PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.