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Dan Aykroyd Penned a Funny Tribute to Ex-Fiancee Carrie Fisher

The actor remembers 'one of the most hilarious minds of our aeon.'

Dan Aykroyd Penned a Funny Tribute to Ex-Fiancee Carrie Fisher
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Dan Aykroyd is remembering his late friend and ex-fiancee Carrie Fisher in an emotional tribute to the late actress. In an essay for Empire magazine, the Ghostbusters star shared fond memories of Fisher, from the first time they met on Saturday Night Live, to when they fell in love on the set of Blues Brothers. 

"I met Carrie at 'Saturday Night Live'. She and John Belushi became instant pals. I remember how much she made him laugh. Later, while filming 'Blues Brothers', Carrie and I fell in love and during the shoot she moved in with me into a penthouse suite in the futuristic, aluminium-clad Astro Tower, which I knew to apologise for. Carrie had the most refined eye for art and design."

A little known fact is that Aykroyd and Fisher became engaged while working together on the 1980 film. Fans will recall the actress having a small role in Blues Brothers as the murderous ex-girlfriend of John Belushi's character. 

Ultimately, Fisher left Aykroyd for singer-songwriter Paul Simon, who she married in 1983. "Architectural reservations notwithstanding, Carrie wasn’t shallow, we had a great time. She was also in love with Paul Simon. She married him but I hope she kept my ring."

Aykroyd also revealed other amusing tidbits about their relationship. There was the time she gave him a "Donald Roller Wilson oil painting of a monkey in a blue dress next to a tiny floating pencil," and the time she told him to hold his chin up otherwise he would look like a tuna: "From then on I would identify myself on the phone as Tuna Neck." 

You can read the full tribute here

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