Actor and comedian David Spade has honored his late best friend Chris Farley on the 20th anniversary of his death. Farley was 33-years-old when he passed away on December 18, 1997, following a drug overdose at his Chicago apartment. Spade, 53, posted a picture of Farley to both Instagram and Twitter with the caption, "20 years ago today." 20 years ago today. A post shared by David Spade (@davidspade) on Dec 18, 2017 at 10:29am PST The pair were inseparable in the 90s, having co-starred on variety show Saturday Night Live (SNL), and comedies Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.