John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He is best known as one of the original cast members of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live and as the co-star and co-creator of the hugely successful motion picture The Blues Brothers. He was the older brother of James 'Jim' Belushi. He was known for his brash, energetic style and raunchy humor. During his career he had a close personal and artistic partnership with fellow SNL comedian and author, Dan Aykroyd. Belushi died on March 5, 1982 in Hollywood, California after overdosing on controlled substances at the age of 33. He was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 1, 2004. John Belushi was born in Chicago. He was the son of Agnes (ne Samaras), who was of Albanian descent, and Adam Belushi (-), an Albanian immigrant and restaurant operator who left his native village, Qytez, in 1934 at the age of sixteen.