Chris Farley’s Death and Tragic Life Story
Chris Farley’s unique comedy stylings delighted Saturday Night Live viewers and moviegoers throughout the 90s. But despite how hilarious he was on screen, in many ways he was the archetypal sad clown. This is his tragic real-life story.
Farley burst into the mainstream when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1990. He quickly became an extremely well-liked part of the show, which paved his path toward movie stardom. However, all good things must come to an end. And in Farley’s case, that end came in a profoundly uncomfortable way when both he and his best friend, Adam Sandler, were let go from the show in 1995. In a 2017 interview with the Daily Beast, Sandler discussed that fateful day back in 1995:
“We kind of quit at the same time as being fired. It was the end of the run for us. The fact that me and him got fired? Who knows.”
While the end was rough, the journey was special, as Sandler did point out that the two had a good run on the show. While getting fired hurt them “a lot” back then, other opportunities eventually arose soon enough. Sandler also made sure to mention that he misses Farley, whom he views as a dominant force in comedy.