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Harold Ramis

DEAD at 69

2/24/2014 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Hollywood legend Harold Ramis -- famous for his films "Caddyshack," "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day," and "Animal House" -- has died.

According to his family, the writer-director passed away early this morning at his Chicago home from complications stemming from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease involving the swelling of blood vessels. He was surrounded by his family.

Ramis was 69. He is survived by his wife Erica, his sons Julian and Daniel, his daughter Violet, and two grandchildren.

Ramis began suffering from health issues related to his autoimmune disease in 2010.

In addition to "Caddyshack" and others, the comedy legend directed "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Analyze This" and several other films. He also wrote sequels to his films, like "Ghostbusters 2" and "Caddyshack 2."



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Eduardo    

Tks Murray, now we will never have Gosthbusters 3. Harold was one of the guy who was trying to convince Bill Murray to do it.

157 days ago
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Satchriani    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hJlwQwwCGk

RIP Harold :( My favorite scene ^

157 days ago
18.

John    

My god..... a true artist. He can write, direct, act.... His work speaks for itself.. He never touched anything that he could make pure gold out of it.

157 days ago
19.

LightJ    

So sorry... Rest in Peace.

157 days ago
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Pinktacofist    

For my generation, there wasn't a more important comedy filmmaker than Harold Ramis.

I mean, think about how many of his movies are still constantly quoted.

Animal House
Caddyshack
Vacation
Ghostbusters
Stripes
Meatballs
Back To School
Groundhog Day

Those are SERIOUS classics in the pantheon of Comedy.

157 days ago
21.

Jim Porto    

He was a hero of mine since SCTV. Sad news.

157 days ago
22.

Trisha    

Sad news. Too many movies to count how many he's been in that I loved.

157 days ago
23.

manbearpig    

bro lives in chicago. can't remember if it was harold's daughter or perhaps a niece who interned at a law firm he worked at and gave her his copy of stripes and he had her give it to harold for an autograph.

157 days ago
24.

Kiloshi    

This is one of the saddest days in comedy!

157 days ago
25.

nof    

A Legend In His Own Right And Might -

Sid Caesar'll have appropriate company - God Bless.

157 days ago
26.

chloelee29    

Damn, he was so funny, seemed like a great guy. Horrible news :(

157 days ago
27.

namers    

He brought a lot of laughter to people.

R.I.P.

157 days ago
28.

nof    

Even The Farrelly Brothers looked up to Harold.

157 days ago
29.

DogsRule    

VERY SAD! May He Rest In Peace! He was a True Talent!!

157 days ago
30.

Clins    

Wow someone who was truly talented and did not behave like a dick. Part of my young adulthood is being erased.

157 days ago
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