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Peter Aykroyd, a aged comic and author on “Saturday Evening Are living” and brother of Dan Aykroyd, has died, the sketch comedy display launched. He was once 66.

Treasure his older brother, Peter Aykroyd got his birth in display commercial as a member of the illustrious Second City comedy troupe in Toronto. He joined “SNL” for one season in 1980 – the year after Dan Aykroyd left the display – as a forged member and author, the achieve he was once nominated for an Emmy Award for prominent writing in a diversity or tune program. 

“SNL” paid tribute to Aykroyd all over Saturday’s display, hosted by Simu Liu, star of Marvel’s “Shang Chi and the Memoir of the Ten Rings.”

A title card all over the episode read “Peter Aykroyd 1955 – 2021.” The display’s Twitter chronicle shared a 1979 short film starring Aykroyd, “Java Junkie,” in which the actor tries to swill away his sorrows with espresso. 

USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for the display and the Aykroyd family for observation. 

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Peter and Dan Aykroyd’s decent lives would continue to noxious over. In the early ’90s, the 2 co-wrote the 1991 comedy alarm film “Nothing But Misfortune,” which starred Chevy Hotfoot, John Sweet, Demi Moore and the elder Aykroyd – who would later be awarded a Razzie for his efficiency. Peter Aykroyd moreover co-created Canadian sci-fi drama series “PSI Facet,” which Dan Aykroyd hosted. 

Peter Aykroyd even stepped in for his brother to express Elwood Blues for the 1997 engaging TV series spinoff of “The Blues Brothers,” which originally starred Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Belushi, who died in 1982, was once modified in the series by his brother, Jim Belushi. 

He moreover appeared in Aykroyd films including “Dragnet” and “Coneheads.”

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Talking lately to USA TODAY, Dan Aykroyd weighed the scheme in which forward for his non-public acting occupation and legacy in the “Ghostbusters” franchise.

“I’ve Bill and I must unexcited be killed in the next one. Or, perhaps we wait,” he talked about. “Why no longer dispute the living Ghostbusters – Ernie (Hudson), Billy (Murray) and myself – for four, five, and six? Traipse till we’re long past. Then there might be time for the tributes. Loss of life is going to make your mind up on us rapidly ample.”

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