Comedians Who Died Tragically

Death is always tragic, but when someone who has brought joy and laughter to millions passes away unexpectedly, it can be especially heartbreaking. With that in mind, here are some famous comedians who died especially tragically.
During Chris Farley's time on Saturday Night Live, he was in many ways the spiritual successor to John Belushi. Both comedians were robust men who could steal a sketch with boundless energy. And unfortunately, Farley also carried some of the same demons that ultimately ended both of their lives. He joined SNL in 1990, and during his five-year tenure, he became one of the show's most celebrated actors. His most memorable sketches include the likes of the Chippendales audition and Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker. Following his time on the show, he starred with his good buddy David Spade in the films Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.
While Farley's career was on the rise, his personal life was spiraling from drug and alcohol addiction. He returned to SNL to host an episode in October 1997. He reportedly lost his voice during a dress rehearsal, and was breathless throughout the live show. Less than two months after that episode aired, he died of a cocaine and morphine overdose at the age of 33, the same age and the same combination of drugs that had killed Belushi back in 1982.
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Chris Farley | 0:00
Gilda Radner | 1:10
Flip Wilson | 2:15
Bernie Mac | 3:10
John Candy | 4:17
Bill Hicks | 5:04
Mitch Hedberg | 6:03
Sam Kinison | 7:02
Freddie Prinze | 8:00
Robin Williams | 9:10
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  1. Grunge


    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Which comedian gone too soon do you miss the most?

    • carter4871


      3 өдрийн өмнө

      They all made my llife better...................god bless em.........................making heaven better.................

    • Eva Prokop

      Eva Prokop

      8 өдрийн өмнө

      George Carlin!

    • Kevin Rush

      Kevin Rush

      9 өдрийн өмнө


    • Crecia Bonner

      Crecia Bonner

      10 өдрийн өмнө

      Bernie Mac & Robin Williams....🤦😨

    • Joseph LaFrance

      Joseph LaFrance

      10 өдрийн өмнө

      All of them

  2. Carmichael Lynn

    Carmichael Lynn

    7 цагийн өмнө

    Where ...in the f@$& is Patrice O’Neal

  3. Wild Weasel F4 Phantom

    Wild Weasel F4 Phantom

    15 цагийн өмнө

    🐂💩...ALL big name Hollywood actors are property of Hollywood...Bernie Mac, Robin Williams & many others were MURDERED & a bogus cover story was made public... You people have no idea what really goes on in Hollywood...almost every single one of them are ped0feelya scum & they worship Satan & sacrifice children to moloch after they gang rape & torture them...they chained 8 year old girls to a tree & skinned them alive...I don’t feel a damn bit sorry for a single one of these PIECES OF 💩, now that I know the truth about their disgusting & demonic lifestyle...their secrets will be made public... Buckle up, buttercup, you’ll be truly horrified if you have a shred of compassion when the truth comes out... Think it’s a joke, study up on Satanic symbolism & then watch your favorite singers, athletes & Hollywood celebrities & you’ll see their Satanic symbolism EVERYWHERE, especially in their movies & tv shows...do you think Disney is child friendly? WRONG, Disney is of the worst offenders of child rape & sacrifices..

  4. Mark Healey

    Mark Healey

    19 цагийн өмнө

    They were all great and greatly missed!

  5. Aneshia Dixon

    Aneshia Dixon

    21 цагийн өмнө

    Drugs are bad m'kay

  6. Carlos Brady

    Carlos Brady

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Flip Wilson has so many comedians on his variety show from red fox red fox

  7. Carlos Brady

    Carlos Brady

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Rest in peace Flip Wilson the first black man to ever have his own variety show I love when he plays Geraldine killer

  8. Levi Clark

    Levi Clark

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The coroner's report on John Belushi's death states COCAINE and HEROIN not MORPHINE

  9. SUSI


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Robin Williams was diagnosed with Louie Body Dementia, not Parkinson's.

  10. TXGAMER7


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Charlie murphy, phil hartman and robin harris deserves to be on this list too



    2 өдрийн өмнө


  12. Gerald Stephens

    Gerald Stephens

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Mr Bernie Mack was well- liked in Charlie's Angels 2 and all 3 Ocean's 11 movies by the cast.

  13. Crystal Woolfolk

    Crystal Woolfolk

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Most of the comedians that have us crying laughing 😂😂 are the ones with the darkest demons/most tragic lives.

  14. Karel Naona

    Karel Naona

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Thanks Grunge for adding my cousin Sam Kinison to the list of comedians that died tragically. We were very shocked when the family was notified. RIP COUSIN SAM...🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  15. Oscar Robinson

    Oscar Robinson

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Robin Williams was one of the truly great actors and comedians. His life touched so many people.

  16. Oscar Robinson

    Oscar Robinson

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    The common thread? Drugs. We have no drug problem in America though, according to the drug manufacturers.

  17. Oscar Robinson

    Oscar Robinson

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    As Robin Williams liked to say: Cocaine is God's way of telling you your making too much money.

  18. Omar Zarate

    Omar Zarate

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Rodney dangerfield a great loss

  19. carter4871


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Killed on 95 by a driver trying to pass a 50 mile stall................The errant driver, Pierson pled guilty to one count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. He was sentenced to one year of probation and 300 hours of community service, and his driver's license was suspended for two years.

  20. Im Yu

    Im Yu

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Suicide? Accident? Seems like Russian Roulette would be neither. Misadventure?.

  21. Regina Temple

    Regina Temple

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I miss Charlie Murphy and Richard pryor

  22. Brady Neal

    Brady Neal

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Drake Sather by suicide. He didn't reach the success of these people but I really liked him.

  23. Yank ee

    Yank ee

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    ...Never found Farley at all funny; just neurotic, loud, and a tragedy waiting to happen.

  24. Tava Patton

    Tava Patton

    5 өдрийн өмнө


  25. david williamson

    david williamson

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    UP NEXT: *Tragidians Who Died Comically!!!* = )3

  26. Gloria Bowie

    Gloria Bowie

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    How can his life Freddie prinze be accidentally,if you play russian ruolette, and play it often,want do you expect to happen.

  27. Vince Boychuk

    Vince Boychuk

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Robin Harris

  28. Matthew Peck

    Matthew Peck

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I live in a van down by the river!!!!!!

  29. Tony Glover

    Tony Glover

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Rest In Heaven Mack man

  30. Vernon Weatherbe

    Vernon Weatherbe

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Even though they lived their lives, comedically, I still miss Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, and Robin Williams. The two gone too soon are Robin Harris and Bernie Mac.

  31. hiiamrick


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Who was the funniest, out of those featured? Now that is hard?

  32. Gretchen LeGrand

    Gretchen LeGrand

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor, Gilda Radner were out of this world!

  33. Lina Pagliari

    Lina Pagliari

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Some great talent here gone too soon 😁🇨🇦🇨🇦

  34. Vincent McGrath

    Vincent McGrath

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Strange to just talk Over and never hear these lost voice

  35. Donna Manning

    Donna Manning

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I never liked Robin in comedy roles, because he ad libbed the same lines from one movie to the next. But he was an unbelievably amazing actor when it came to serious roles, like One-Hour Photo, Awakenings and Good Will Hunting, and so many more. He was also amazing in an episode of Homicide: Life on the Streets.

  36. Vanessa Riley

    Vanessa Riley

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    RIP**** Power...RIP*** Paradise*** RIP*** PEACE to all of them. Their absence really made us miss laughing. Good thing for reruns. But the down fall to that of them, that's all we get. They will be very well missed. I appreciate their time. Amen

  37. Calvin Bealer

    Calvin Bealer

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Freddie Prinze was funny as Hell. The world will never know how successful he would have been. RIP.

  38. Red X

    Red X

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Gilda Radner did not play Elaine in Seinfeld you dumb dicks

  39. Marsha Hanson

    Marsha Hanson

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Russian Roulette and accidental death? Suspicious.

  40. Joseph LaFrance

    Joseph LaFrance

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Robin came and performed in Iraq when I was there he kept me going in the dark times thank you robin im still here because of you rip.

  41. Julie Anne

    Julie Anne

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Such talented performers who left us way too soon.

  42. Beautiful Rose

    Beautiful Rose

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    The same thing happened to my ex-boyfriend step sister he went to the doctor because she was bleeding they misdiagnosed her she was only 25 years old when she went back to the doctor which was another gynecologist dad diagnosed her with full-blown ovarian cancer even though they sue the first doctor she still lost her life leaving behind a teenage daughter in one sister they did everything before she passed away they took her to Jamaica Hawaii best still does not help losing a child she will be a well-loved but never missed because we will all meet at God's kingdom one day

  43. dfcvda


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    2:22 say what? America has come NOWHERE in `race relations`

  44. Farzad Rajaei Salmasi

    Farzad Rajaei Salmasi

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    The most tragic deaths will be for killers and tortures of innocent people.

  45. Mary Vanwychen

    Mary Vanwychen

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    I miss Gilda Radner !!

  46. Gumbi Is A Meatball

    Gumbi Is A Meatball

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Interesting that Farley was the "Spiritual Successor" to Belushi, who also died young. Which "spirit" were they following?

  47. Richard Stone

    Richard Stone

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Next do tragedians who died comically?

  48. Bill Scott

    Bill Scott

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Clip of Swayze on SNL should warrant his mention on the list as well.

  49. Michael J

    Michael J

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I thought Richard Jeni world be listed here too.

  50. silk Alter

    silk Alter

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Any Entertainer who defiles God dressing up as a drag queen is it entertainment whatever you know is going to have a bad end I just can't wait for Tyler Perry to you and all to die and laughing all the way to hell until you can no longer cry it's Abomination what they do but the Love of Money the root of all evil

  51. Roo Hamm

    Roo Hamm

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    This was a great video- def need a p.#2.. These folks are ALL gone too soon.. Certainly their laughter will NEVER die.

  52. Est lhm

    Est lhm

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Behind the laughter is tears. 💔😭The people who try to bring joy to others, their pain.

  53. garrett shore

    garrett shore

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    No Phil Hartman? No Patrice O'Neil? No Richard Jeni?

  54. Romeoslover


    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Mitch Hedberg

  55. blue- T

    blue- T

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Tragic about Freddie Prinze and Flip Wilson seems common thread for most was drugs and alcohol.SMH !

  56. Odette Widdicombe

    Odette Widdicombe

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    May they all find peace in heaven now

  57. Kane Parker

    Kane Parker

    15 өдрийн өмнө


  58. David James

    David James

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    @5:04 Bill Hicks did not die. he changed his name to “Alex Jones, and had a youtube channel before he was banned- little known FACT!!! you are welcome peeps

  59. Lewis Wereb

    Lewis Wereb

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Which one of them had a gun placed at his head and told to take drugs or else?

  60. Michelle Ross

    Michelle Ross

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    So sad!! How so many of these so called celebrities and stars are Not who just keep killing themselves with drugs or alcohol! Pitiful! They're no stars!! Users are losers!! Remember?!- it's still true!! So they reaped what they showed!! Riches and fame don't make u a Star!! Wake up youtubers! Serving the lord and letting your light shine for God and Christ sharing his gifts and doing his will! God's true people are the True Stars!! Who are Not rich and famous!! Or Shallow and vain!! Like youtube viewers are! It's A Shame! I'm glad I'm a true Star for the lord! And by the lord! Without riches and fame!! I'm still Somebody!! And Special to the lord! That's what Matters more!- peace!

    • Ghotiermann


      15 өдрийн өмнө

      You seem to have forgotten a few verses when you read the Bible. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” And “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

  61. Cheryl Keil

    Cheryl Keil

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Flip Wilson went too soon. I used to like it when he called his characters Leroy; I decided to give that name to a Siamese cat I got in 1970

  62. Jerome Brown

    Jerome Brown

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    I remember the janitor fixing his dinner at the church so he could go home and watch Flip Wilson in his room he rented.

  63. Arnold Polin

    Arnold Polin

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Once had an album with Gilda Radner skits. And! In one of them. She use to go to school with. Fernando Rosana Dando. ha ha. And they were always and forever mixing us up at row call. Remember? Anna Rosana Dana! ha ha. It was so cute. They will always be in our hearts because humans are all related as family. Some how or in some way.

  64. Sandra Seals

    Sandra Seals

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Where the hell is Phil Hartman?

  65. Margaret Henderson

    Margaret Henderson

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Sad, God Bless Their Souls 🙏.

  66. Nostalgia Neverland

    Nostalgia Neverland

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Whenever a thought of someone in our life comes to mind, we need to act on that and check on them. It's not an exaggeration to say we all need each other!

  67. Juan Airbag

    Juan Airbag

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Patrice O‘Neal!

  68. Colorful Me

    Colorful Me

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    I love comedy so this was hard to watch. Many greats!💞

  69. 2 Birds1 Stone

    2 Birds1 Stone

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Dang , no Red Foxx

  70. ICU Blink

    ICU Blink

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    I have suicidal thoughts everytime I look in the mirror at my tight fitting girdle and the pain it took me to clip it up 😲

  71. James Corden

    James Corden

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Isn't playing Russian roulette suicide.????

  72. Carrie Tezeno

    Carrie Tezeno

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    RIH Beautiful Angels Making People Laugh In Heaven

  73. Tim P

    Tim P

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Sad Stuff !!

  74. Kevin Healey

    Kevin Healey

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    10:30 Nothing is ever that bad to do that.

  75. Jennie Cosio

    Jennie Cosio

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    I loved watch hem on t v it was in black white loved hem made me laugh ha ha

  76. Thea Hartman

    Thea Hartman

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Alot of legends on this list it really brought a tear to my eye because I grew up watching so many of them RIP

  77. Jackie Dorman

    Jackie Dorman

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Plip wilson cracked me up. He looks alot like my dad.

  78. B Elliott

    B Elliott

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Unwatchable... Far too many Mid Roll Adds!

  79. altacc 695

    altacc 695

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm native American??? Who cared??? I love all... I'm 66 yrs old... I respect allllll..❤🦋

    • altacc 695

      altacc 695

      18 өдрийн өмнө

      & I am saddened by those who r gone❤🙏😔

  80. Naelyn Eurkopfen

    Naelyn Eurkopfen

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    What a shame that certain among us feel compelled to divide everything along racial lines. My family and I loved Bernie Mac, he was an American comedian, nothing more, nothing less. I hope one day eyes will open and see that the vast majority of Americans don't care about your "color, if you think we do, that's a you problem & you should really start having some heart to hearts with your mirror.

  81. Arthur Seymore Jr.

    Arthur Seymore Jr.

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    You left out Robin Harris & Redd Foxx

  82. Lastman Standing

    Lastman Standing

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    To make us smile and laugh, their life candles burned bright and fast. RIP...we miss you.

  83. JocelynHk Carter

    JocelynHk Carter

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Jocelyn Carter: They all were brilliant comedians I loved them all. The ones I miss the most is Bernie, Sam, Robin, Chris, John Candy and Flip. Rest to all in peace.

  84. kay loc

    kay loc

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Bernie Mac may they all R.I.P👼🙏🌹❤️🎤💯

  85. Darlene Ramsey

    Darlene Ramsey

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    I miss them all, they all gave happiness through laughter in their own special way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. William Martibez

    William Martibez

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    I always felt a sense of sadness around Robin Williams.

  87. Frank Moyer

    Frank Moyer

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    No mention of Phill Hartman ?

  88. D.B Cooper

    D.B Cooper

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    Farley is nowhere near the the talent as Belushi

  89. Sandi Poole

    Sandi Poole

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Miss Robin Williams the most...he could make me laugh and cry 😢

  90. Cathy Reed

    Cathy Reed

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    I know this was before our time but Lenny Bruce would have been good to include. Very socially conscious and politically incorrect.

  91. Lisa Kazmier

    Lisa Kazmier

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    What about Greg Giraldo? I will regret forever not seeing him on his last stage show. I thought of going.

  92. edgarcayce2.0


    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Russian Roulette. There's one heckuva hobby for ya.

  93. Joseph Hickman

    Joseph Hickman

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    And Gilda Radners Roseanna Deanna news commentator ,"not neccesarily the news. Comments had me in stitches...from s.n.l. especially when commented about the volcano MT.St.Helens blew up up like a zit.outside Seattle..back in the early 80s.🤔😃😅...

  94. david williamson

    david williamson

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    *WRONG:* J.B. Died of a Cocaine & Heroin Overdose... Also known as an, *"Eight-Ball."* / =

  95. Omniscient Being

    Omniscient Being

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    I often times wonder why drug/alcohol addiction are considered tragic? sure these comedians are legendary and they passed way to soon, but addiction is not tragic. Sam Kinison getting married and then dying in a head on car accident is tragic, Williams suffering from depression and being diagnosed with a brain disease and then taking his own life is tragic.

  96. Billy Gore

    Billy Gore

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Robert Schimmel!

  97. Dean Morrow

    Dean Morrow

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Rest In Peace To All Of Them. 💔🕯️

  98. John McGarry

    John McGarry

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Common denominator of most of these deaths... DRUGS!

  99. Levi Langershank

    Levi Langershank

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    4:00 ...and smoking a damned CIGAR!!!!.....:>(

  100. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Bill Hicks didn't die, he turned into Alex Jones.