David Spade Remembers Friend and Co-Star Chris Farley on the 20th Anniversary of His Death

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Two decades after his death, Chris Farley's comedy legacy lives on.

Family, friends and fans of the late Saturday Night Live star -- who starred on the NBC sketch show from 1990-95 before embarking on a film career that includes several beloved cult classics -- took to social media on Monday to remember the funnyman 20 years after his untimely death from a drug overdose at age 33.

Farley's friend and frequent collaborator, David Spade, paid tribute to the comedian on Instagram, sharing a pensive shot of his Tommy Boy and Black Sheep co-star with the caption "20 years ago today."

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Spade frequently shares throwback shots of Farley to mark significant milestones and anniversaries. Back in February, he celebrated what would have been the comedian's 53rd birthday with a touching tribute.

"Heard just now it was Farley's birthday today. Still has an effect on me and lots of people around the world," he captioned a shot of the pair. "Its funny that I run into people [now] that don't know who he is. That's the reality of life moving on but still shocks me a bit. If u haven't heard of him maybe look him up. Lots of laughs I promise."

Farley's younger brother, actor Kevin Farley, also marked the occasion by sharing several articles about the boisterous performer's all-too-short career. 

"Hard to believe it’s 20 years," he tweeted. "Tell the ones you love that you love them."

Check out more tributes from famous fans and fellow comedians below:

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