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Dan Aykroyd’s younger brother, Peter, dies aged 66: SNL star’s death is announced on show

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Dan Aykroyd’s younger brother, Peter, dies aged 66: SNL star’s death is announced as a tribute to the cast

  • Peter Aykroyd, the younger brother of actor Dan Aykroyd, died aged 66
  • His death was announced on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, where he served as a writer and cast member for the 1979 – 1980 season
  • The sketch comedy broadcast a title screen with his photo announcing his passing
  • It also shared a clip from the 1979 Tom Schiller short film Java Junkie, which starred the younger Aykroyd as coffee addict Joe
  • Aykroyd also appeared in the movie Coneheads along with his brother, Dan, and in the movie Spies Like Us
  • He took over the role of his brother’s Elwood in The Blues Brothers: The Animated Series, which never aired.
  • Most recently, Aykroyd co-created the Canadian sci-fi series Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal with Christopher Chacon.










Peter Aykroyd, the younger brother of Dan Aykroyd, has died aged 66.

His death was announced on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, where he served as a writer and cast member for the 1979 – 1980 season.

The sketch comedy show aired a title screen featuring his photo announcing his passing, and shared a clip from the 1979 Tom Schiller short film Java Junkie, which starred Aykroyd as Joe, who becomes addicted to coffee and goes to the Maxwell. Health must go. rehabilitation facility.

The show also tweeted about this passing.

After announcing his passing, actor and voice actor Wes Johnson paid tribute to the late actor by tweeting, “Farewell, #PeterAykroyd. Thank God for you and my deepest condolences to your family.’

Details about Aykroyd’s death were not yet known on Sunday morning.

Saturday Night Live announced the passing of Peter Aykroyd in the most recent episode and tweeted about his death

Actor and voice actor Wes Johnson paid tribute to the late actor on Twitter

Actor and voice actor Wes Johnson paid tribute to the late actor on Twitter

Saturday Night Live shared a clip of the 1979 Tom Schiller short film Java Junkie, which starred Aykroyd as coffee addict Joe

Saturday Night Live shared a clip of the 1979 Tom Schiller short film Java Junkie, which starred Aykroyd as coffee addict Joe

Aykroyd was born in Ottawa, Canada on November 19, 1955.

He started his acting career with small roles in The New Avengers and SCTV, Deadline reports, and was a member of the Second City comedy troupe in Toronto before joining SNL for the show’s fifth season.

He served as a writer and cast member for that one season, receiving an Outstanding Writing in a Variety of Music Program for SNL, shared with several other writers.

Aykroyd also appeared in the movie Coneheads along with his brother, Dan, and in the movie Spies Like Us.

Additionally, Aykroyd co-wrote the 1991 film Nothing But Trouble with Dan, who made the film.

He also took on the role of his brother’s Elwood in The Blues Brothers: The Animated Series with Jim Belushi, taking over the role of his brother John, who played “Joliet” Jake Blues.

Unfortunately, the show was eventually canceled and the eight episodes never aired.

Peter Aykroyd, right, starred in the sketch comedy in the 1979 - 1980 season. He is pictured with Mitchell Laurence, who plays an orderly, in a sketch, and Eric Idle

Peter Aykroyd, right, starred in the sketch comedy in the 1979 – 1980 season. He is pictured with Mitchell Laurence, who plays an orderly, in a sketch, and Eric Idle

Aykroyd, right, is pictured with Harry Shearer and Chevy Chase in a 1980 sketch

Aykroyd, right, is pictured with Harry Shearer and Chevy Chase in a 1980 sketch

Peter took on the role of his brother's Elwood in The Blues Brothers: The Animated Series, which was canceled before it aired

Peter took on the role of his brother’s Elwood in The Blues Brothers: The Animated Series, which was canceled before it aired

Recently, Aykroyd co-created the Canadian sci-fi series Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal with Christopher Chacon. The series ran 88 episodes between 1996 and 2000. news week reports.

His death comes because his brother is promoting Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the latest installment of the Ghostbusters franchise.

Dan makes a cameo appearance in the film, after starring in the original as Ray Stantz. as he told USA today“It never felt like I was taking off the jumpsuit or the proton suit. We were recalled to service. And we got up.’

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