- Title: USA/FILE: COMDEDIAN CHRIS FARLEY DIES AFTER APPARENT HEART ATTACK
- Date: 19th December 1997
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - AUGUST 25, 1997) ) (RTV) GV/MV/CU: CHRIS FARLEY AT PREMIERE OF "EXCESS BAGGAGE (4 SHOTS) 0.39 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - MARCH 25, 1997) (RTV) MV: FARLEY AT 1997 ACADEMY AWARDS 1.10 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JUNE 8, 1997) (RTV) MV/TV: FARLEY AT MTV MOVIE AWARDS (2 SHOTS) 1.33 Initials s.3 - p.3 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 3rd January 1998 12:00
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Entertainment,Obituaries,People
- Reuters ID: LVA75OM268RMOWVWGOJ2CDIA2N8Z
- Story Text: Comedian Chris Farley, the overweight comic actor who played overbearing characters with a sweet side on television and in movies, has died in Chicago, Thursday (December 18) from an apparent heart attack.
Farley was found dead in a friend's apartment and was believed to have suffered a heart attack, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.
Farley was an alumnus of Second City, the famed improvisational troupe based in Chicago, where he developed anguished characters.
His career blossomed on television's "Saturday Night Live," and his physical comedy and manic behavior drew comparisons to the late John Belushi.
Among his characterizations were the inept and overweight motivational speaker Hank Foley and that of a devoted but extremely unhealthy Chicago Bears football fan.
Farley and fellow "Saturday Night Live" alumnus David Spade branched out from the television show to star in movies.
Farley most recently starred in "Beverly Hills Ninja," and also had leading roles in "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep."
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