DOB: January 24, 1949
Passed Away: March 5, 1982
Arguably one of the greatest comic minds of his generation. He’d draw you in with his expressive eyes.. and then with a solitary raised eyebrow he’d drive you into convulsions of laughter. And he wasn’t a one-trick pony, he could just as easily gone for a career in music, if his success in The Blues Brothers is any indication. Unfortunately like most geniuses, he also had his dark side, he liked to party and “indulge” in things to excess. This predilection for “indulging” led to his early death at the age of 33 from overdosing on cocaine and heroin.
He could have given us a lot more laughs, but NOOOOOOO!