Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated feeble cast member and author on “Saturday Night Are residing,” has died. He changed into 66.
His passing changed into confirmed on Saturday’s Simu Liu-hosted episode of the seminal sketch comedy sequence, apart from to through a put up on NBC’s official “SNL” Twitter yarn. His official cause at the help of death has no longer been disclosed at the present.
The on-air tribute came within the hold of Schiller brief movie that Aykroyd starred in: “The Java Junkie.” The conventional noir parody featured Aykroyd as an over-caffeinated persona buzzing round metropolis to repair his espresso habit. An ending title card pays tribute to the late actor.
Aykroyd changed into born on Nov. 19, 1955 and changed into raised in Ottawa, Canada, in accordance with his official IMDB bio. Following in his brother Dan’s amusing guy footsteps, he launched his comedy by becoming a member of the iconic 2nd Metropolis comedy troupe in Toronto after taking part in tiny cover roles in “SCTV” and “The Contemporary Avengers.”
Aykroyd joined “SNL” in 1979, juggling duties as each and each a author and featured player. He earned a shared Emmy nomination within the category of out of the ordinary writing in a diversity or music program within the course of his one-yr stint at the notify.
Aykroyd worked with his brother within the course of his occupation, filling featured roles in movie’s comparable to 1983’s “Doctor Detroit,” 1993’s “Coneheads” and 1997’s “Dragnet.” Offscreen, Peter and Dan co-wrote the unwell-fated 1991 comedy “Nothing nevertheless Wretchedness,” co-starring Demi Moore, Chevy Dash and John Candy.
In 1996, Aykroyd stepped additional at the help of the digital camera to co-hold the Canadian sci-fi sequence “PSI Ingredient: Chronicles of the Paranormal.” Hosted by his brother Dan, the sequence ran four-seasons.
In 1997, he performed a disclose operate on the “The Blues Brothers” interesting sequence alongside Jim Belushi. The duo took on the legendary roles originated by their respective brothers, Dan and John, on “SNL” and within the 1980 John Landis feature movie.
Aykroyd’s closing credited operate as an actor changed into within the 1999 TV movie “Justice” starring James Belushi, Charles Durning and JoBeth Williams.