Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated author, former “Saturday Evening Reside” forged member and brother to Dan Aykroyd, has died at age 66.
The favored sketch comedy sequence 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 Aykroyd’s 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Later within the evening, the official “Saturday Evening Reside” Twitter account shared an outdated quick movie that Peter Aykroyd starred in known as “Java Junkie.”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 may’t cease ingesting cup after cup of espresso. When he’s thrown out, he takes to the streets sucking down as a lot java in New York Metropolis as he can get his fingers on. Finally, he’s taken in by Maxwell Home the place he’s taught to kick the behavior.
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The sketch equally ends with a title card honoring the late author/actor.
Deadline reviews 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 obtained an excellent writing in a range or music program Emmy nomination together with a number of different writers on the time.
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Like his 69-year-old brother, Peter had an affinity for the paranormal, creating the Canadian sequence “PSI Issue: Chronicles of the Paranormal.” He additionally co-wrote the 1991 movie “Nothing however Hassle” together with his brother.
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Aykroyd was no stranger to taking part in roles impressed by his brother. Whereas he didn’t have a component in “Ghostbusters,” he did a voice within the “The Blues Brothers” animated sequence alongside Jim Belushi. They every voiced the characters performed by their brothers, Dan and John, within the live-action movie and on “SNL.”