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David Spade Opens Up About Chris Farley, And Explains Why He Didn't Attend His Funeral

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David Spade and Chris Farley were one of the most iconic pairs to have ever have been on Saturday Night Live. Their dynamic always had everyone in stitches, and you could really tell they were best friends off camera.

Farley's death in 1997 surprised everyone. He was in his prime, but a drug overdose took his life, leaving behind his family and friends.

In the years leading up to his death, Farley was suspended from SNL because of his additions several times, but he would always come back. His last appearance on SNL was on October 25th, 1997, and people were concerned by how he looked.

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He struggled with addiction and obesity for most of his life, seeking treatment more than 15 times. His body was discovered by his younger brother on December 18th, 1997, and the autopsy revealed that it was a cocktail of cocaine and morphine that ended up taking his life.

As expected, his friends and family were heartbroken, but it was his best friend's actions that had a lot of people spreading rumors. While many of Farley's castmates and friends were seen at his funeral, Spade was not there.

A lot of people had thoughts on why he chose to miss his best friend's funeral, but it wasn't until 2015 that he addressed the rumors about his absence.

He was doing an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit, when he finally decided to open up a bit about his friendship with Farley, and why he had chose to stay away from the funeral...

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