Chris Farley, an alum of Chicago¹s Second City improvisational troupe and of television¹s ³Saturday Night Live,² was found dead on December 18 in his apartment at the age of 33. The cause of death is currently unknown. Farley was probably best remembered for his spastic characters on ³Saturday Night Live² and his roles in the movies Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep and Billy Madison.
Farley joined Second City shortly after his 1986 graduation from Marquette University. He performed with Second City until he joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in the 1990 season.
-- By Sean McGrath