Dan Aykroyd has paid tribute to his ex-fiancee Carrie Fisher after her sudden death last month.

The 'Ghostbusters' star began dating the late Hollywood legend in 1978 after meeting on 'Saturday Night Live' and they were briefly engaged in 1980 after he proposed on the set of 'The Blues Brothers'.

The 76-year-old actor has now revealed after the tragic death of the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - who sadly passed away in December after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles - that he was ''contemplating'' tying the knot with the flame-haired beauty.

Dan - who went on to marry actress Donna Dixon in 1983 - thought at the time that Carrie was the one after they had tests to confirm their suitability and she cemented their relationship by giving him a special painting.

In an essay penned for Empire magazine, he wrote: ''While in Chicago we obtained blood tests for compatibility from an East Indian female doctor.''

He said they were: ''Contemplating marriage, I gave Carrie a sapphire ring and subsequently in the romance she gave me a Donald Roller Wilson oil painting of a monkey in a blue dress next to a tiny floating pencil, which I kept for years until it began to frighten my children.''

The pair also shared a love of recreational drugs and Dan recalls the time they were high on LSD crying into each other's arms watching festive movies.

He shared: ''Having obtained some original Owsley [LSD] from our friend Tom Davis, we flew up to Reno, rented a wagon and checked in for three days of full-on weeping to Christmas classics.

''Certainly one of the planet's greatest occasions where LSD was a factor.''

Carrie ended up getting back with musician Paul Simon, who she had dated from 1977 to 1983, after she ended their relationship shortly after they moved in together, but Dan hopes she kept the sapphire wedding ring he gave her.

He wrote: ''The next morning she asked me to drive her to the airport and she flew to New York.

''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.''

Carrie later went on to marry Paul in August 1983 and dated him on-and-off after the divorced in July 1984.