Beloved Comedian Chris Farley ‘Was Clearly Really Struggling’ 2 Weeks Before His Death, According to Director Adam McKay

Chris Farley as Tommy Callahan in 'Tommy Boy' laughing, sitting at a desk
Chris Farley as Tommy Callahan in ‘Tommy Boy’ | CBS via Getty Images

Sadly, Farley struggled with emotional and mental health issues that led him to over-eating and drug use. These coping mechanisms eventually led to Farley’s death at the young age of 33.

Chris Farley was a phenomenally talented comedian, never failing to make audiences laugh so hard they would cry. He was a fantastic addition to the beloved comedy-sketch show, Saturday Night Live, and starred in several hilarious comedies on the big screen. 

Farley’s ‘SNL’ co-stars were deeply saddened by his death

Adam McKay worked closely with Farley during his time as a head writer on Saturday Night Live. He recalls the last time Farley hosted SNL, about two months before his death. McKay talked about Farley’s final weeks, saying: