Who is Dan Aykroyd? How did Dan’s brother Peter Aykroyd die?

Peter Aykroyd, a former SNL cast member and writer and also the younger brother of Dan Aykroyd, has died just one day shy of his 66th birthday.
SNL announced Peter’s death by tweeting Tom Schiller’s 1979 “Java Junkie” comic T-shirt. Peter Aykroyd starred as a coffee addict and Teri Garr as his waitress/distributor.

Who is Dan Aykroyd?

Dan Aykroyd is a famous Canadian comedian, actor, musician, producer, and filmmaker. He was also an original member of “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” on Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1979. He also performed with his brother John Belushi in a musical sketch on SNL called Blue Brothers. After which they became a real acting band and later appeared in the movie The Blues Brothers in 1980. He also starred in other movies and sequels like Ghostbusters, Driving Miss Daisy, Soul Man and many more.

What does Dan Aykroyd do?

Dan is a businessman. He has co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand. Currently, the band “The Blue Brothers” is involved in various tours. He started his acting career by acting in a television show called “The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour”. The moment he met John Belushi is considered a turning point in his career.

Dan Aykroyd
Who is Dan Aykroyd? How did Dan's brother Peter Aykroyd die?

He also received the esteemed ‘Emmy Award’ for his writing on ‘Saturday Night Live’. Although he is a spiritualist, he has developed a deep interest in the activities of the landscape, specifically in ufology. Due to his interests in the field of parapsychology, he has been able to create successful movies like ‘Ghostbusters’, which is an American supernatural comedy.

How did Dan’s brother Peter Aykroyd die?

Peter’s death appears to be sudden. Especially since we have very little information about the cause of death of the writer and actor. There is no cause of death that has been revealed.

Peter was born on November 19, 1955 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He followed in his older brother’s footsteps at Toronto’s legendary Second City comedy troupe. He later joined the cast of SNL as well. Peter worked as a writer and performer on the show during the 1979-1980 season.
Peter Aykroyd also co-wrote ‘Nothing But Trouble’. The 1991 film was directed by his own brother and starred Demi Moore, Chevy Chase, John Candy and also his brother Dan.

Peter Aykroyd
Who is Dan Aykroyd? How did Dan's brother Peter Aykroyd die?

Other films he has starred in include Gas, The funny Farm, Doctor Detroit, Coneheads, Dragnet, and Kids of the Round Table. He also developed a Canadian series called “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal.”
Peter was also a fourth generation paranormal investigator in real life, just like his brother. His father, Peter Sr., authored a book in 2009 called “A Ghost Story: The True Story of Seances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters.” He passed away last year at the age of 98.

Tribute to Peter Aykroyd on Twitter

Show More

Related Articles