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Ghostbusters writer & star Harold Ramis has died at 69

Feb. 24, 2014by: Kevin Woods

We have some sad news to share with you today as we have learned that GHOSTBUSTERS writer and star Harold Ramis, who portrayed Dr. Egon Spengler in the successful film and its sequel, has passed away at age 69 from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.

Ramis leaves a legacy of amazing work that included the genre faves GHOSTBUSTERS and GHOSTBUSTERS 2 but he was also responsible for many classic comedic works including ANIMAL HOUSE, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION, STRIPES and GROUNDHOG DAY.

Last year Ramis' GHOSTBUSTERS co-star Dan Aykroyd shared that the long-awaited GHOSTBUSTERS 3 could film this year and that Ramis was "in on it". It would've been great to see Ramis suit back up for another adventure busting ghosts.

Ramis is survived by his wife Erica, sons Julian and Daniel, daughter Violet and two grandchildren.


 

Extra Tidbit: What was your favorite Harold Ramis film?
Source: Chicago Tribune

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9:50PM on 02/24/2014
I'm really sad. I do. Ghostbusters 1&2 are part of my childhood and still do now. You will be dearly missed, Mr. Ramis. You'll always be Egon Spengler to me. RIP.
I'm really sad. I do. Ghostbusters 1&2 are part of my childhood and still do now. You will be dearly missed, Mr. Ramis. You'll always be Egon Spengler to me. RIP.
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3:19PM on 02/24/2014
This should've been on the front page. Sad news, he was a fantastic director and writer.
This should've been on the front page. Sad news, he was a fantastic director and writer.
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2:54PM on 02/24/2014
this news really hit me hard i grew up watching caddyshack and ghostbusters and national lampoon vacation is one of my favs he will be missed
this news really hit me hard i grew up watching caddyshack and ghostbusters and national lampoon vacation is one of my favs he will be missed
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