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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    

"I met her on a monday and my heart stood still da doo ron ron da doo ron ron! Somebody told me that her name was jill da doo ron ron ron da do ron ron! Lol classic! rip brother!

156 days ago
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Santasunsetwoodica    

Caddyshack timeless! True talent!

156 days ago
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Rigby    

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

156 days ago
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CyndiChainsaW    

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

156 days ago
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Jay W.     

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

156 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.

156 days ago
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Cynstriss    

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

156 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.

156 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

R.I.P.

156 days ago
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Caution    

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

156 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

156 days ago
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Quinn    

Great comedic actor. RIP.

156 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.

156 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.

156 days ago
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DirkDiggler    

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

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