The Death of Chris Farley
Chris Farley was a famous comedian who rose to stardom at an early age. His talents in college lead him to a good career in acting. He was first recognized by the producer of the TV show called “Saturday Night Live,” and then his career took off from there. But unfortunately Chris died at an early age of a drug overdose.
Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 14, 1964 in Madison, Wisconsin. His parents were Tom and Mary Anne Farley, and he had three brothers, Tom Jr., John and Kevin and one sister, Barbara. His family was a traditional Irish Catholic family that attended mass regularly. He attended Catholic schools in the Madison area. From the things that his family shared, he had many funny stories like getting into fights with his brothers and at school. After high school Chris attended Marquette University for the study of theater and communications. After he graduated from Marquette he went to work with his father at the Scotch Oil Company in Madison.
Chris’ career to stardom started back when he had just graduated college he became a professional comedian at the Ark Improv Theater and the Improv Olympic Theater in Madison. He then went to Chicago to perform at the Second City Theater. He was initially he was a part of the Second City’s touring group, but he then got promoted to the main stage. While working at the Second City Theater, he was noticed by Lorne Michaels and moved to the show of “Saturday Night Live.” He was one of the cast members on Saturday Night Live from 1990 – 1995. During this time and later, he starred in some of his own movies like “Tommy Boy,” “Black Sheep,” and “Beverly Hills Ninja.” Two of Farley’s last films, “Almost Heroes” and “Dirty Work” were released after his death in 1997.
Chris Farley’s death was caused by the cocaine and heroin addiction over the years of his acting career. Soon after the started on the SNL cast his drug abuse got harder and his drinking got more destructive....