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Chris Farley Passed Out before the Last Person Who Saw Him Alive Walked Away — His Self-Destructing Final Days

Busayo Ogunjimi
Aug 28, 2021
10:20 A.M.
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Legendary comedian Chris Farley led a self-destructive life before passing away in his early thirties. Some of his close acquaintances recalled his disturbing final days.


In 1998, iconic actor and comedian Chris Farley opened up about some of his biggest dreams on earth, with his desire to start a family with a beautiful wife and kids topping the list.

Sadly, he never accomplished those dreams, as he passed away months later after overdosing on drugs in his apartment. Notably, Farley's death was a reflection of the kind of life he led while on earth.

Chris Farley wearing a black suit. | Photo: Getty Images

Chris Farley wearing a black suit. | Photo: Getty Images



Farley turned to drugs at the peak of his career, eventually going out of control. In the last two years of his life, the comedy legend was in and out of rehab about 17 times in an attempt to overcome his deadly habit and get his life back on track. But none seemed to work.

More than his life-depreciating addiction, close friends of the actor confirmed he periodically dealt with anxiety and self-loathing, in addition to his alcohol addiction and knack for overeating. They believe these habits contributed to his demise.

Following his last stint at the Hazelden detox center, which lasted only a night, Farley returned home in December 2011, seemingly wilder than ever. He spent the days that followed making preparations for Christmas, partying, and attending masses at the St. Michael's Catholic church.

Chris Farley at the "Excess Baggage" Los Angeles Premiere | Photo: Getty Images

Chris Farley at the "Excess Baggage" Los Angeles Premiere | Photo: Getty Images


On December 14, days after returning from rehab, he began binge-drinking and doing drugs, maniacally visiting Chicago bars, and going wild with party girls. Eventually, the legend passed out in his Chicago apartment, later discovered dead by his brother on December 18.


A call girl, who allegedly saw him before his death, confirmed she spent hours with him, watching him smoke pot, drinking screwdrivers, and scoring cocaine, which seemed to appeal more to him than her services.

She also confirmed that the comedian was on a rampage that day, as he kept going from room to room, confused about what he really wanted.

Chris Farley at the Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California  | Photo: Getty Images

Chris Farley at the Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California | Photo: Getty Images


The result of the post-mortem examination released by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Farley died from an accidental overdose of cocaine and morphine. A narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to the plump comedian's heart was also a contributing factor.


Chris Rock, a longtime friend of the comedian, admitted to seeing him one last time before his death. During an interview, the Hollywood icon recounted the last time he saw Farley.

He remembered running into him during a gig in Chicago. The two men decided to hang out in Farley's apartment afterward, which ended on a dark note.


Rock was forced to leave after realizing his friend was more concerned with indulging his addictions, considering everything that didn't include drugs a chore. The moment the "Saturday Night Live" star left the apartment, he knew it was the last time he would see his friend.


Outside his struggles with addiction, Farley led a successful life. From being a teenage athlete to being the fat guy with an impressively flexible build, the legend was beloved by all.

He worked as an actor, a comedian, and TV host, throughout his 33 years on earth. Between 1990 and 1995, he notably performed on "Saturday Night Life," which paved his movie career right after the show fired him.



Months before his demise, Farley granted an interview, where he opened up about his plans for the future for the first time. During the interview, the star was candid about his fears and always wanted people to like him, which informed most of his on-stage stunts.


Baring his heart, he admitted he would have preferred being a typical comedian who could just talk on stage, without the stunts, and still earn the laughs. Speaking on what he wanted for himself as he got older,

Farley shared: "As I am getting later on in years, I think that I'd like to be married and have kids someday too." Sadly, Chris Farley never got the chance to bring those plans to fruition, as his self-destructive life was cut short by death.

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