John Belushi’s Killer’s Explosive Interview, Revisited!

‘I killed John Belushi,’ Cathy Smith admitted to The ENQUIRER in 1982.

John Belushi died of a fatal drug overdose at Los Angeles’ famed Chateau Marmont in March 1982, but it wasn’t until September 1986 that anyone was held responsible for his death. And it was all thanks to The National ENQUIRER and its dogged investigation of Cathy Smith, a then drug dealer known in L.A. as “Cathy Silverbag” because she carried the dope in her metallic purse.

Smith hightailed it to Canada after the 33-year-old comedian’s death, but it was The ENQUIRER who caught up with her and landed the interview that led to her prison sentence for his shocking death. Revisit the interview that Gerald S. Arenberg, the executive director of the National Association of Chiefs of Police in 1986, lauded as “one of the most outstanding jobs of investigative reporting I’ve ever seen!”