In 1982, at the time of his passing, John Belushi was one of the more popular stars in Hollywood. An experienced gentleman, part of the Blues Brothers plus a accomplished actor, he met his untimely loss of life because of the abuse of drugs. Belushi had been well known for hanging out after working on Saturday Night Live, and was always in search of the latest experience. He had suffered a drawback in terms of obtaining work that proved productive, but his natural talent was not ever questioned.
Belushi loved to live the life of a rock legend, partying hard and fast. Harmful drugs were perhaps the most common staple and whenever he was found lifeless in Hotel Chateau Marmont it was subsequently determined that he had both cocaine and heroin in his system. New needle spots were found on his arms but friends just weren’t shocked. Despair was amassed, but his friends knew his partying lifestyle and were not surprised that his loss of life was a consequence of drugs. After his loss of life, some projects he was working on stood at a total halt, with close friends fearing that Belushi had cursed the jobs with his dying.