18 years after drug overdose death, Chris Farley remembered: 'He was actually a shy, sensitive guy'

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Chris Farley's Brother: He Was Shy and Sensitive, People Didn't Know That

INSIDE EDITION -- 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."

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18 years after drug overdose death, Chris Farley remembered: 'He was actually a shy, sensitive guy'
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Cast Press Conference -- Pictured: (l-r) Victoria Jackson, Chris Rock Chris Farley, A. Whitney Brown on September 18, 1990 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 3 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Farley as Tom Arnold, Victoria Jackson as Roseanne during the 'Weekend Update' skit on October 20, 1990 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 3 -- Pictured: (l-r) George Steinbrenner as Carl Mueller, Chris Farley as employee, Phil Hartm an as Pete during 'Carl's Quick-Stop' skit -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 4 -- Aired 10/27/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick Swayze as Adrian, Chris Farley as Barney during 'Chippendales Audition' skit (Photo by Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 4 -- Aired 10/27/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick Swayze as Adrian, Chris Farley as Barney during 'Chippendales Audition' skit (Photo by Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 10 -- Pictured: (l-r) Robert Smigel as Carl Wollarski, Chris Farley as Todd O'Connor, Mike Myers as Pat Arnold, Joe Mantegna as Bill Swerski during the 'Bill Swerski's Super Fans' skit on January 12, 1991 -- Photo by: Raymond Bonar/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 14 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jan Hooks as Eleanor Clift, Kevin Nealon as Morton Kondracke, Dana Carvey as John McLaughlin, Chris Farley as Jack Germond, Phil Hartman as Pat Buchanan during 'The McLaughlin Group' skit on February 23, 1991 -- (Photo by: Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 13 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Farley as son, Roseanne Barr as mother during 'White Trash History Minute' skit on February 16, 1991 -- (Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 11 -- Pictured: (l-r) George Wendt as Bob Swerski, Chris Farley as Todd O'Connor, Beth Cahill as Denise Swerski during the 'Bob Swerski's Quiz Masters' skit on January 12, 1991 -- Photo by: Raymond Bonar/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 18 -- Pictured: (l-r) Steven Seagal as Mr. Novack, Jan Hooks Mrs. Novack, Chris Farley as Doug during the 'Jennifer's Date' skit on April 20, 1991 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 17 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Farley as patron, Sharon Stone as patron during 'Hitting on Women'' skit on April 11, 1992 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 15 -- Pictured: (l-r) John Goodman as Cecil Jacobson, Chris Farley as kid during the 'My 75 Kids' skit on March 14, 1992 -- Photo by: Al Levine/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Myers, Siobhan Fallon, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Chris Farley, Christina Ricci, Hammer, Ellen Cleghorne, Jimmy Workman, Beth Cahill, Kevin Nealon, during the closing skit on December 7, 1991 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 268 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor/comedian Chris Farley during an interview with host Jay Leno on July 21, 1993-- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 19 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kevin Nealon, Chris Farley, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks on May 9, 2010 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 18 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Rock as Onski, Chris Farley as B Fats during the 'I'm Chillin'' skit on April 18, 1992 (Photo by Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 17 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Myers, John Lovitz, Chris Farley, Sharon Stone, Eddie Vedder, Phil Hartman onstage April 11, 1992 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBCU Photo Bank
BURBANK, CA - JUNE 5: Comedian Chris Farley, comedian David Spade, actor Christian Slater and girlfriend Nina Huang attend the Second Annual MTV Movie Awards on June 5, 1993 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1 -- Aired 09/25/1993 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Spade as Christy Henderson, Charles Barkley as Akela, Adam Sandler as Lucy Brawn and Chris Farley as Cindy Crawford during 'The Gap' skit on September 25, 1993 (Photo by Gerry Goodstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN -- Episode 26 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Chris Farley during an interview with host Conan O'Brien on October 16, 1993 -- (Photo by: Lesly Weiner/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Myers as Jack, Shannen Doherty as Sheila, Chris Farley as Scott, Tim Meadows as counselor, Julia Sweeney as mother, Phil Hartman as father during 'Relapse Guy' skit on October 2, 1993 -- (Photo by: Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN -- Episode 26 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Chris Farley, host Conan O'Brien during a sketch on October 16, 1993 -- (Photo by: Lesly Weiner/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Farley as Gunther Strauss, Nicole Kidman as Veronika Koenig, Phil Hartman as Susan during 'das ist jeopardy!' skit on November 20, 1993 -- (Photo by: Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Farley as Matt Foley, Phil Hartman as manager during the 'Motivational Santa' skit on December 11, 1993 -- Photo by: Gene Page/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 661 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actors David Spade and Chris Farley during an interview with host Jay Leno on April 3, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 20 -- Pictured: (l-r) Phil Hartman, Chris Farley during the monologue on May 14, 1994 -- (Photo by: Gerry Goodstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 20 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kevin Nealon, Chris Farley during the 'Weekend Update' skit on May 14, 1994 -- (Photo by: Gerry Goodstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 14 -- Air Date 02/25/1995 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Farley as Beverly Gelfand, Adam Sandler as Hank Gelfand during the 'Zagat's' skit on February 25, 1995 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 20 -- Air Date 05/13/1995 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Farley, Norm MacDonald during 'Polar Bear Cage' skit on May 13, 1995 (Photo by Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Filmmakers Tyron Montgomery(L) and Thomas Stellmach(R) pose with comedian-actor Chris Farley(C) after they won the Oscar for best animated short film for 'Quest' 24 March during the 69th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO Kim Kulish (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
Chris Farley (Photo by Steve Granitz Archive 1/WireImage)
Chris Farley and Stephen Baldwin (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Chris Farley, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler & David Spade (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Chris Farley's Brothers during World Premiere of Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star at Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 26: Chris Farley's star is seen during the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony for Farley, who was honored with a star posthumously, outside the Impro Olympic club on August 26, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Mary Anne Farley mother of late comedian Chris Farley and Family (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
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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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