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“he was just a terrific guy.”

Chevy Chase, who once had Gerald Ford as the butt of his jokes, remembers the former president fondly.

Long after his SNL days, Chase would find himself at a Betty Ford clinic :

The comedian Chevy Chase, known for his slapstick humor and pratfalls, is addicted to painkillers and has checked into the Betty Ford drug rehabilitation center, his public relations agent says.

Mr. Chase, 43 years old, who gained fame on the television satire series ‘’Saturday Night Live,’’ voluntarily entered the drug program several days ago, the agent Pat Kingsley, said Friday.

She said the treatment was for ‘’dependency on prescription drugs relating to chronic and long-term back problems’’ resulting from years of pratfalls and stunts dating to his days on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ ‘’ She would not give further details…

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