'Ghostbusters' Actor Harold Ramis Has Died

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Hollywood mourns the loss of a comedy giant today as writer/director and actor Harold Ramis has passed away at the age of 69 years old. Ramis, most well known for his role as Dr. Egon Spengler in the blockbuster Ghostbusters, which he co-wrote with co-star Dan Aykroyd, was one of the most successful comedy filmmakers of all time.

The SCTV writer's body of work includes Stripes, National Lampoon's Animal House, along with Ghostbusters. Ramis also directed the hits Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation, Analyze This and Groundhog Day.

He had been battling an autoimmune disease since 2010. He is survived by his wife Erica Mann and three children.

Harold Ramis (R) as Dr. Egon Spengler in 1984's Ghostbusters with co-stars Bill Murray (L) and Dan Aykroyd.

 

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