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Ghostbusters Star & Legendary Writer/Director Harold Ramis Dies At 69

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Some very sad news about a man who made countless people laugh.

Actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis died at his home in Chicago today, surrounded by his family.

The successful filmmaker passed away from complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis, a disease he had been battling for four years.

Audiences knew him on-screen as Dr. Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. Both movies were also written by Ramis.

Other comedy classics penned by him include Animal House, Caddyshack, Back to School, Stripes, Meatballs and Analyze This.

Harold Ramis was 69.

Rest in peace, funny man.

[Image via WENN.]

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5 comments to “Ghostbusters Star & Legendary Writer/Director Harold Ramis Dies At 69”



  1. 1

    R.I.P.



  2. 2

    Sad day today all around.



  3. 3

    Animal House is my all time favorite movie…such a talent.
    He will be missed.

  4. BruceOlympicChampion says – reply to this


    4

    We lost a GIANT in comedy today. He influenced countless writers, directors and made millions of us laugh. R.I.P. Harold. You were one of a kind and will be missed forever.
    God bless your family during this time of grieving their loss and celebrating your life.



  5. 5

    RIP and condolences to his family and friends.
    His movies were great and always made me laugh, especially loged Stripes.