Peter Aykroyd, ‘SNL’ writer and actor, dead at 66

Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated writer, former “Saturday Night Live” forged member and brother to Dan Aykroyd, has died at age 66. 

The common sketch comedy collection paid tribute to Aykroyd throughout this week’s episode of the present, which was hosted by “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” actor Simu Liu. The present briefly confirmed a card revealing (*66*) dying that was displayed together with an image of him from when he was a featured participant on the present from 1979-1980. 

Later within the evening, the official “Saturday Night Live” Twitter account shared an outdated quick movie that Peter Aykroyd starred in known as “Java Junkie.” The sketch performs out like a Fifties noir-style story by which a person enters a diner and can’t cease consuming cup after cup of espresso. When he’s thrown out, he takes to the streets sucking down as a lot java in New York City as he can get his palms on. Eventually, he’s taken in by Maxwell House the place he’s taught to kick the behavior. 

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The sketch equally ends with a title card honoring the late writer/actor. 

Harry Shearer as Mr. Blackwell, Chevy Chase and Peter Aykroyd as model during the "Speaking of Fashion...and other things" skit on Feb. 9, 1980.

Harry Shearer as Mr. Blackwell, Chevy Chase and Peter Aykroyd as mannequin through the “Speaking of Fashion…and other things” skit on Feb. 9, 1980.
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Deadline experiences that Aykroyd started his comedy profession with small elements in “The New Avengers” and “SCTV,” the place his brother was additionally a performer. In his yearlong tenure at “SNL,” he acquired an excellent writing in a spread or music program Emmy nomination together with a number of different writers at the time. 

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Dan Aykroyd's brother Peter's death was announced on ‘SNL.’

Dan (*66*) brother Peter’s dying was introduced on ‘SNL.’
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Like his 69-year-old brother, Peter had an affinity for the paranormal, creating the Canadian collection “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal.” He additionally co-wrote the 1991 movie “Nothing but Trouble” along with his brother.

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Aykroyd was no stranger to enjoying roles impressed by his brother. While he didn’t have an element in “Ghostbusters,” he did a voice within the “The Blues Brothers” animated collection alongside Jim Belushi. They every voiced the characters performed by their brothers, Dan and John, within the live-action movie and on “SNL.”




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