How Chris Farley Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Chris Farley reached the too young age of 33 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous Movie Actor.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Saturday Night Live star who played leading roles in such comedy films as Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, and Black Sheep. He also played supporting roles in the films Wayne’s World, Billy Madison, and Dirty Work. He died of a drug overdose at the age of 33.

He was discovered by an SNL producer while a member of the Second City Theatre in Chicago.

One of his best-known SNL characters was Matt Foley, an exuberant motivational speaker known for repeatedly saying that he “lived in a van down by the river.”

His brothers are actors John P. Farley and Kevin Farley.

He starred alongside his good friend David Spade on SNL and in multiple films.

How did Chris Farley die?

Information about the death of Chris Farley
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death33 years
ProfessionMovie Actor
Death dateDecember 18, 1997
Place of death875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Place of burialN/A


I was glad to be sober, but after ninety days, people weren’t patting me on the back anymore, sayin’, ‘Good job on the sobriety! Go get ’em!’

Chris Farley

I was in the Pritikin Center in Santa Monica once, trying to lose 30 or 40 pounds in a month. I’d work… on a treadmill and with the weights, but it was driving me nuts. So I escaped. Tom Arnold picked me up and we went to Le Dome and had tons of desserts.

Chris Farley

In the land of the skunks, he who has half a nose is king.

Chris Farley

I want to live fast and die young.

Chris Farley

I can’t help it. I want to be a good Catholic, but I’m a hedonist.

Chris Farley