Chris Farley:  Remembering the Comedian that Died of a Drug Overdose 18 Years Ago

Chris Farley: Remembering the Comedian that Died of a Drug Overdose 18 Years Ago

If you ever wanted to have a good laugh, you could always turn to comedy.  In the 1990’s a famous comedian and actor by the name of Chris Farley made us all laugh.  He starred in movies such as: Tommy Boy, Almost Heroes, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep, Airheads, Wayne’s World and Coneheads.  The actor was also known for his weekly appearances on Saturday Night Live. Sadly, on December 18, 1997, Chris Farley died of a drug overdose at the young age of 33.  His friends knew him to be sensitive, funny and a pleasure to be around.  On January 3, 1998, The New York Times reported that Chris Farley died of a drug overdose of cocaine and morphine.  His body was found on the floor of his apartment.  The police did not find any foul play in the finding of his body.  Drug and alcohol addiction is a problem that effects over 50 million American’s every single year.  Millions of people don’t know how to control their intake of drugs and often the problem spins out of control. We must ask ourselves what pain Chris Farley had in his life that could have caused him to turn to drugs.  Why did he feel the need to take drugs in order to find his happiness?  Could his death have been prevented if he found a good treatment program that could have worked for him?  This is a question that thousands of parents are asking themselves today? Could I have helped my son or daughter more than what I did? Families across America today are trying to find answers.  Many...