20 Memorable Epitaphs


John Belushi: "He could have given us a few more laughs, but nooooo."

Belushi was at the top of his career in 1982 when he was found dead of a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles. At just 33 years old, he was already one of the top comic actors in the country. He was an original cast member on the late-night NBC show, "Saturday Night Live" (where he perfected the phrase, "But nooo" that inspired his epitaph) and he starred in the hit movie "Animal House." Belushi is buried at Abel's Hill, a cemetery on Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts. Dan Aykroyd, his co-star in "The Blues Brothers," served as one of his pallbearers. Ultimately Belushi's gravesite was trampled by so many ardent fans that in 1985, his family finally moved him to a quieter spot a few spaces over. By then, his wooden casket had already rotted through and the always-unpredictable Belushi tumbled right out.