05/03/1982 John Belushi dies from an overdose of cocaine and heroin
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John Belushi struggled with heavy drug use that affected his comedy career. In 1982, he died from combined drug intoxication caused by an injection of a heroin and cocaine mixture, known as a speedball. He was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.