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Actor and comedian John Belushi was buried in Abel’s Hill Cemetery in Chilmark following his death in 1982 of a drug overdose. You’ll find John Belushi’s old New-England-style tombstone, embellished with a skull and crossbones, in an isolated area.  In 1983 there were reports of beer bottles and trash being scattered near the other graves, and of mopeds and motorcycles driving across the other sites, so the grave was moved to its currrent plot so that visitors wouldn’t disturb the other graves.

It has been erroneously reported that Belushi is buried at the family plot in Elmwood Cemetery in Illinois. This mistake occurs because Belushi’s mother had his name and photograph added to the family headstone following his death.

John Belushi’s headstone reads “I may be gone, but Rock and Roll lives on.”

Belushi found peace in Martha’s Vineyard, the one place he once said, “This is where I like being me.”

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