The legendary comedian and actor died at the age of 63 on Aug. 12 due to a “suspected suicide.” Williams was a hit in both comedic and dramatic movies like “Good Will Hunting,” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Williams was a comedic mainstay for almost four decades and influenced hundreds of current comics, who all paid tribute after hearing of his death.
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Belushi was one of the original “Saturday Night Live” cast in the 1970’s and really made his mark with his iconic film “Animal House” in 1978. Other notable films included “The Blues Brothers” opposite Dan Aykroyd. Belushi died in 1982 due to a drug overdose. He was 33.
Another “SNL” legend, Farley’s in-your-face comedy was a quick hit with sketches like “Gap Girls,” “Da Bears” and a motivational speaker who lived “in a van down by the river.” Farley was a breakout movie star, as well, starring in hits like “Tommy Boy” and “Black Sheep.” He died in 1997 at the age of 33 due to a drug overdose.
Radner was an Emmy winner for her work on “SNL” and a Broadway hit in the late 1970’s with her one-woman show. After battling cancer for some time, Radner tragically died in 1989. She was 42.
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Phil Hartman is pictured at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 9, 1995.
Candy was a bona fide movie star in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. From “Cool Runnings,” to “Spaceballs” to “Uncle Buck,” there are so many classics. He died in 1994 at the age of 43 from a heart attack.
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Ritter was everyone’s favorite neighbor in “Three’s Company” in the 1980’s, work for which he won both an Emmy and Golden Globe Award. He also starred in movie likes “Problem Child” and on Broadway. Ritter died at the age of 54 in 2003 from a heart attack.
Kaufman is considered one of the comedic geniuses of the 20th century, starring in “Taxi,” and bringing his innovative work to the likes of professional wrestling without the audience even knowing it was a joke. Kaufman died in 1984 at 35 years old, after a battle with lung cancer.
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Mac was a huge movie star in the 1990’s and 2000’s. His hits included “Bad Santa,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Mr. 3000.” Mac died in 2008 at the age of 50 after suffering complications due to pneumonia.
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Kinison was a stand-up comedic legend, who made his big screen debut alongside Rodney Dangerfield in “Back to School.” His screaming, in-your-face style was unlike anything anyone had ever seen before. In 1992, Kinison died at 38 years old when his car was struck by a drunk driver in California.
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