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Peter Aykroyd Dies Aged 66

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Peter Aykroyd has sadly died at the age of 66. 

The passing of former Saturday Night Live actor and writer was announced on Saturday’s SNL hosted by Simu Liu.

A clip of a short film starring Aykroyd named Java Junkie was aired on the show.

Peter starred as a character addicted to coffee.

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The clip ends with a title card paying tribute to the star.

Born November 19 1955,  Aykroyd began his entertainment career with roles in The New Avengers before joining SNL in 1979 as a writer and cast member.

He also earned an Emmy nomination.

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Peter‘s cause of death has not been released.

Rest in Peace, Peter.

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