Swayze and Farley became unlikely friends when they teamed up for a famous
dancing skit on comedy show Saturday Night Live, and the actor knew the comic
was headed for a tragedy – but could do nothing about it.
Swayze recalls, “Chris and I got to be really close. It broke my heart when
he died. “I actually saw him the night before he died and I tried to talk to him but
he was in that kind of moment, gone, not here.
“That’s the scary part about stardom; it can take you down dark places…
You’re paid to go to these dark places and you should have guidance to go
“You use characters to try to work your way through it but when you come out
on the other side you’re a much bigger person hopefully.”
Farley died in 1997 at the age of 33.
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