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Judith Belushi-Pisano, Widow of John Belushi, Dies at 73

Judith Belushi-Pisano, actor and widow of legendary comedian John Belushi, has died at age 73. The official Facebook and Instagram pages of John announced the somber news on July 6. “Today, our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to our sweet Judy,” read the statement. “Her unwavering dedication and creative genius alongside Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi gave birth to The Blues Brothers, a timeless testament to the power of music and laughter.” While her cause of death was not disclosed in the announcement, The MV Times reported that Judith had entered hospice care in 2023 after being diagnosed with endometrial cancer back in 2020. Her son told the outlet that she succumbed to the disease on July 5, surrounded by her family.

Judith was famously married to John, her high school sweetheart, from 1976 until his untimely death in 1982. She stood firmly by his side as he achieved great success in showbiz, including his work as a cast member on the first season of “Saturday Night Live,” as well as the films “Animal House” and “The Blues Brothers.” Judith stood by his side through the worst of his addiction struggles. Even after his accidental overdose at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, she dedicated much of her life to preserving his memory. “We’re going to miss her company terribly,” Judith’s son Luke Pisano, whom she welcomed with her second husband, Victor Pisano, told The MV Times, praising her as a “great mother.”

Of course, many are devastated by the loss and have reacted strongly to the news. More to come…

Source: The MV Times, Facebook, Instagram