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Judy Belushi Pisano, widow of John Belushi, dies at 73

Actor and producer Judy Belushi Pisano, widow of comedian John Belushi, has passed away at the age of 73.

Belushi’s estate revealed her death via an Instagram post on Saturday.

“Today, our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to our sweet Judy,” the statement read. “Her unwavering dedication and creative genius alongside Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi gave birth to The Blue Brothers, a timeless testament to the power of music and laughter.”

Belushi Pisano was known for her work on iconic films like The Blues Brothers and National Lampoon’s Animal House. She was diagnosed with cancer prior to her passing.

Belushi Pisano met her future husband and legendary comedian John Belushi while attending high school in Wheaton, Illinois. They relocated to Martha’s Vineyard in 1974, as reported by the MV Times.

“Just like everyone else, we fell in love with Lucy Vincent Beach,” she shared with the paper in 2013.

The couple married in 1976 and remained together until John’s death from a drug overdose in 1982. Belushi Pisano later remarried film producer Victor Pisano in 1990, but they divorced in 2010.

She continued to honor her late husband’s legacy, participating in the 2020 Showtime documentary John Belushi, which delved into his life and career.

“In the years following John’s passing in 1982, Judy honored his life and championed his legacy and Blues Brothers brand. As we bid farewell, we pledge to continue her work, ensuring that John’s legacy and The Blues Brothers will never fade,” Belushi’s estate mentioned in the Instagram post.

“There was no one like her. Judy made everyone feel loved. She was nonjudgmental, light, funny, and pure. You could be truly yourself around her, that alone was a gift.”

Stephen Bishop, a friend and musician who also appeared in The Blues Brothers, expressed his tribute on Instagram. “I have fond memories of working and hanging out with Judy and John. She was always kind to me and stayed in touch through the years. I so enjoyed seeing her at Animal House reunions,” he wrote. “My memories of her are filled with warmth and affection. I’ll always cherish them.”

Judy Belushi Pisano is survived by her children and grandchildren.

Source: MV Times