Peter Aykroyd, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer and Cast Member, Dies at 66



Peter Aykroyd is a former cast member and writer. “Saturday Night Live”Dan Aykroyd’s brother, he has passed away. He was thought to have been 66. The cause of his death is not known. Aykroyd’s passing was announced on Saturday’s Simu Liu-hosted episode of “Saturday Night Live.”This program featured a tribute to the comic in the form a short film he had starred. “The Java Junkie.”A noir parody depicts Aykroyd as a buggy character who wanders around the city in search of his caffeine fix. The title card is a tribute to Aykroyd. Peter Aykroyd was a Canadian citizen who was born in Ottawa on November 19, 1955. His older brother Dan Aykroyd was his father. After playing various roles in the theatre, he joined the Second City Comedy troupe in Toronto. “The New Avengers”And “SCTV.” Aykroyd joined “Saturday Night Live”He was featured player and a writer for the show in 1979. During his year-long tenure on the show, he was nominated for an Emmy in the category outstanding writing in a variety of music programs.
Aykroyd worked alongside his brother all through his career, taking prominent roles in the films. “Coneheads”And “Spies Like Us.”Peter and Dan co-wrote the comedy of 1991. “Nothing but Trouble.”He also had a voice part on the “The Blues Brothers”Jim Belushi starred in animated series. The roles were taken on by the brothers Dan and John. “Saturday Night Live”In the 1980 comedy film. Peter Aykroyd was the creator of the series in the late 1990s. “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal,”His brother hosted a Canadian science-fi show. The series aired for four seasons.




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