PETER Aykroyd, a comedian and actor who appeared on Saturday Night Live with his brother Dan Aykroyd, has died.

The Canadian star was 66 years old, and his cause of death has not been announced.

Peter Aykroyd appeared on SNL, and was a writer, with brother Dan

GettyPeter Aykroyd (left), Bill Murray (center) and Garrett Morris (right) in a sketch in 1980 '/caption '

Peter was a writer and cast member Saturday Night Live during its fifth season, in 1979 and 1980.

He was nominated for an Emmy award in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program.

The long-running comedy show included a tribute to Peter at the end of last night's show, hosted by Simu Liu.

Peter and Dan Aykroyd co-wrote the film Nothing But Trouble, which has become a cult classic since its release in 1991.

Peter also appeared in that movie, along with films like Coneheads.

He voiced a character in the Blues Brothers Animated Series, along with John Belushi's brother Jim Belushi, based on the 1980 film.

Peter co-created the show PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal with Christopher Chacon.

Saturday Night Live announced Peter's death at the end of the November 20 episode, sharing a clip from the short Java Junkie, starring Peter, along with a memorial title card.

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The memorial was shared on Twitter after the episode aired.

Dan Aykroyd has not released a statement on his brother's passing yet.

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