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05/03/1982 John Belushi dies from an overdose of cocaine and heroin

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News of the Death of John Belushi 1982

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John Belushi news story from WNBC New York

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Hoffman death echoes Belushi overdose

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The Tragic Side of Comedy- John Belushi

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.
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