Closing out his guest hosting appearance on "Saturday Night Live," entertainer Adam Sandler gave a stirring tribute to the late Chris Farley that drew raves in media.
"Sandler saved the most poignant echo of his SNL days for the end of the show," The Washington Post wrote. "Instead of the usual wacky sketch, 'SNL' dimmed the lights so that Sandler could pay musical tribute to his late friend, Chris Farley. . . . In a particularly earnest moment, Sandler plays the guitar while singing about Farley."
Sandler's song recounted his laughs and tears with the late comedian whom he worked with on "SNL" in the '90s. Farley died of drug overdose in 1997 at the age of 33. Sandler, gave the tribute in his return to the show Saturday night.
"It must be very dusty in Studio 8H, because everybody seemed to be crying at goodnights," Vulture wrote. "Sandler sang about how much Farley made everyone laugh, how much fun they had the last time they were together at Tim Meadows’s wedding, and how much his kids love Farley clips on YouTube.
"In the song, Sandler said Farley knew that if he kept up with drugs and alcohol, he would most likely die like John Belushi or John Candy, but that was okay because he looked up to those guys.
"Hopefully the sadness in Adam's eyes dissuaded someone from looking up to Chris Farley in the same way."
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