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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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76.

Jason    

what a talent and what a loss for all of us. ramis made classics. i'm a southerner, and his rehab line in 'walk hard' killed me.

179 days ago
77.

Davo    

Wow just watched the movie Stripes yesterday outta the blue.. Funny guy! RIP

179 days ago
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Jaderyb    

Dammit tmz the bottom pic is rick Moranis get your **** together

179 days ago
79.

Sai    

The world lost a great entertainer, in front of & behind the camera. As a director, he dominated 80's comedy movies..."Caddyshack"?! Classic! I forgot he directed "Analyze This",another classic! My condolences to his family and friends, rest in peace.

179 days ago
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Lucky_130    

man, this guy looked so old that I did not even recognize him.

179 days ago
81.

Lucyruiz    

Why are you showing a pic of Rick Moranis?

179 days ago
82.

mjstf    

Wow, Rare and Wonderful talent...he provided so much good entertainment to so many...God Bless him and his family!

179 days ago
83.

Phishie from Philly    

Now you have to do the 3rd ghost busters now Bill Murray! No question about it.
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179 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

"Mind if we dance with your dates?"
R.I.P.

179 days ago
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may28    

Awe very sad. As a child of the eighties i knew him well. RIP very sad a great talent was lost today!!

179 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Sad. A very talented man with huge credits to his name. And you know he had the best treatment available, too. Condolences .

179 days ago
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meltz911    

He will be missed. A true funny man.

179 days ago
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Igor Gustavo    

Durma com os fantasmas

179 days ago
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Sammy Stone    

Wrong, but funny. "Harold Ramis still to be cast in ‘Ghostbusters III’" http://dandygoat.com/harold-ramis-still-to-be-cast-in-ghostbusters-iii

179 days ago
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LoveYaAlwaysLisaD    

Thank you for your creativity and brilliance. Unfortunately the genius types always tend to die young. It was a pleasure having you in this world for all your accomplishments and success. I will miss your talent, and I am sure most of the world feels the same. RIP and be with G-d. May your family be at comfort and also have no hurt but blessings just to have lived in your world. I love you, and will miss you.

179 days ago
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