Peter Aykroyd Death – Peter Aykroyd was a member of Saturday Night Life (SNL) and the younger brother of “Blues Brothers” star Dan has passed away unexpectedly at 66, leaving family, friends and loved ones devastated and heartbroken. Peter was announced dead Extra official Facebook page on Sunday, November 21st, 2021. Peter was a real-life paranormal researcher in addition to the acting and writing career, He was talented and gifted like his brother Dan.
Peter was a comedian who started his comedy career on “SCTV” before joining “SNL” in 1979. He began his show as a member of the famed Second City comedy troupe in Toronto after which he joined He joined “SNL” for one season in 1980 as a cast member and writer, a year after his brother Dan Aykroyd left the show and he was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding writing in a variety or music program. He also featured in a couple of Aykroyd movies such as “Coneheads.” and “Dragnet”
“Saturday Night Live” paid tribute to Peter during the Saturday’s show which was hosted by Simu Liu, star of Marvel’s “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Peter and Dan Aykroyd co-wrote the comedy-horror movie titled “Nothing But Trouble,” in 1991 and the movie starred the elder Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore and Chevy Chase. Peter also co-created “PSI Factor,” which was a Canadian sci-fi drama series and Dan Aykroyd hosted it. Peter Aykroyd obituary will be announced by the family.
Extra – “Saturday Night Live broke the sad news that former cast member/writer Peter Aykroyd (younger brother of Dan) died the day after his 66th birthday. Along with acting and writing, Aykroyd was a real-life paranormal researcher — just like his dad (who died last year at 98) and his ghost-busting brother. “
Today Show – “Aykroyd’s passing was announced on Saturday’s episode of “SNL” when the program aired a tribute to the late comic in the form of a short film that he had starred in.”
New York Daily News – “SNL comedian Peter Aykroyd dies at 66
Aykroyd, the brother of “Blues Brothers” star Dan, began his comedy career on “SCTV” before joining “SNL” in 1979″
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