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Photos: John Belushi’s death and funeral – 30 years ago this week

Posted Mar 06, 2012

By vwilliams

Thirty years ago this week influential american comedian John Belushi died at Chateau Marmont hotel, in Los Angeles, Ca and was buried on Mathhas Vineyard.
During the opening of the SNL episode that aired on December 17, 1977, Belushi, while in character as himself, quipped, “I plan to be dead by the time I’m 30.” He outlived his prediction by three years. Upon hearing of his death John Candy began to cry, for Belushi as a friend, but also because it, to him, signaled the end of that era of comedy TV, now that one of their greats was dead.His gravestone in Abel’s Hill Cemetery in Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts says, “I may be gone but Rock and Roll lives on.” (wikipedia)

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