Today In Cape Cod History – John Belushi Buried On Martha’s Vineyard


CCT – On this day in 1982, funeral services were held on Martha’s Vineyard for actor and comedian John Belushi, dead at 33 from a cocaine and heroin overdose four days earlier in Los Angeles.

“We can hear the call of his solitary warning: Wise up!”, the Rev. Ilia Katre of Boston’s Holy Trinity Church told the 200 mourners who gathered in West Tisbury for a 45-minute requiem service, citing a trademark Belushi phrase, as reported by the Associated Press.

Vineyarder James Taylor sang “That Lonesome Road”  and Belushi’s close friend and colleague Dan Aykroyd drove a  Harley Davidson to Abel’s Hill Cemetery in Chilmark, where Belushi was laid to rest under a light snowfall.

One word. Genius.

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