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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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Santasunsetwoodica    

Caddyshack timeless! True talent!

220 days ago
62.

Rigby    

:( he was still young. RIP ghostbusters is one of my favorites..

220 days ago
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CyndiChainsaW    

Egon was my favorite!!! I'm so sad! :(

220 days ago
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Jay W.     

Thanks for all the entertainment Harold! Definitely a great talent. RIP

220 days ago
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Cynstriss    

I read this is a hoax? I hope it is, but if not, may he and his family find peace.

220 days ago
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Cynstriss    

http://en.mediamass.net/people/harold-ramis/deathhoax.html

220 days ago
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rhode    

R.I.P. Groundhog Day is one of my all time favorites. I sure hope the Oscars next week remember him.

220 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

R.I.P.

220 days ago
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Caution    

At least now slimer will have a buddy for ghostbusters 3.

220 days ago
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Jayne    

R.I.P. Harold. I loved Ghostbusters so much as a teenager and it's very sad that you are gone now. Just a gentle warning though, stay well away from Venkman and Stantz... their coming to get you. Hope to see you in Ghostbusters 3. <3

220 days ago
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Quinn    

Great comedic actor. RIP.

220 days ago
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Vote2012    

Sad sad that's all I can say, he was one of the good guys and will be greatly missed.

220 days ago
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longbeachbitch    

Harold was a wonderful man just so nice..he will be missed...he never let hollywood go to his head.

220 days ago
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DirkDiggler    

Impossible for me to look at any picture of the man and not smile.

220 days ago
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jcoker12@cox.net    

R.I.P. He will be missed, :(
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220 days ago
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