Half of the legendary comic team of Laurel & Hardy, the pair would make film history. Starting out in silent films, his overweight size made him a natural foil in comedies and they easily made the transition to the ‘talkies.’ He would make over 400 films! He was married three times, the first two marriages ending in divorce. He died from complications of dieting: following doctor’s orders to lose weight, he took off too much weight too quickly, going from 300 plus pounds to 150 pounds in a couple of weeks. This weakened him and is believed to have brought about his fatal cause of death, cerebral thrombosis. He is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood.