30 years later: Aykroyd remembers Belushi

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  • Dan Aykroyd remembers John Belushi 30 years after his death
  • Aykroyd tells Showbiz Tonight he still remembers the day the two met

In the late seventies, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi not only formed a close friendship, they also formed “The Blues Brothers.” The musical sketch debuted on “Saturday Night Live” in 1978 and was followed by an album and a Hollywood film, catapulting the two into comedy superstardom.

In 1982, just two years after the “The Blues Brothers” film premiered, Belushi would be found dead after taking a deadly combination of cocaine and heroine. Now, on the 30th anniversary of Belushi's death, Aykroyd is keeping his memory alive.

Showbiz Tonight’s Kareen Wynter spoke with Aykroyd at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Aykroyd said he considers Belushi a brother and misses him every time he walks into a House of Blues venue.  

Aykroyd also tells Showbiz Tonight he can still remember the first time he met Belushi: “Second City in Toronto, first time we met when we cooked up the ‘Blues Brothers.’” Now Aykroyd is working with Belushi’s widow and family to remember Belushi’s legacy of laughter. 

Watch Showbiz Tonight's full interview with Dan Aykroyd tonight at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HLN.

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