18 Years After Drug Overdose Death, Chris Farley Remembered: 'He Was Actually a Shy, Sensitive Guy'

Chris Farley's loved ones are sharing new insights into his personality as a documentary about his life is released.

The new documentary, I Am Chris Farley, honors the comedic icon's life. At the Hollywood premiere, family and friends spoke of Chris' extraordinary and over-the-top talent.

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Chris' brother Kevin, is the documentary's executive producer.

"I just want to tell the world who he really was," he told INSIDE EDITION. "His persona was a wild, crazy guy. He was actually a shy, sensative guy, that's something people don't know." 

Tom Arnold said that the documentary showed that side of him to viewers.

He said: “Not only do you see how funny he was but maybe you understand him a little more.”

Arnold continued: “He was a very unique guy. We still talk about him today. I just want to tell the world who he really was.”

The documentary traces Chris' rise from the stage to film and includes hilarious moments from his legendary performances on Saturday Night Live.

And while he kept many of us laughing, he was battling his own demons with addiction and obesity.

In the film, Dan Akroyd said: “He was this boy that wanted to be good. Then, there was this other side of him. So, there was this constant battle.”

Actor Bob Odenkirk said in the film: “You can't walk around being funny all the time. You have to be yourself sometimes, and you have to be alone sometimes.”

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Chris Farley checked into rehab 17 times before his death at the age of 33 in 1997.

I Am Chris Farley is in select theaters now.

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