Peter Aykroyd dead, ‘SNL’ writer and actor, at 66 – Obituary

R.I.P. to Peter Aykroyd, former “SNL” cast member and star of the 1981 fuel crisis comedy “Gas.” Aykroyd was also a talented musician. You’ve heard his work on the soundtracks to “Dragnet,” “The Great Outdoors,” and “My Stepmother is an Alien.” Yes, he was Dan’s brother.

Peter Aykroyd, Emmy nominated writer, former “Saturday Night Live” actor and brother of Dan Aykroyd, has died at the age of 66.

This popular skit comedy series pays tribute to Aykroyd on this week’s show, hosted by “Shangzhi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” actor Liu Simu. The show briefly displays a card revealing Aykroyd’s death, which is displayed with a photo of him when he was the show’s featured player from 1979 to 1980.

Later that evening, the official Twitter account of “Saturday Night Live” shared an old short film called “Java Junkie” starring Peter Aykroyd. This sketch is like a noir style story in the 1950s. In this story, a man walks into a restaurant and drank cups of coffee. When he was kicked out, he would take to the streets and smoke as much marijuana as possible in New York City. Eventually, he was taken in by Maxwell House, where he was taught to change this habit.

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