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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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Ronald RayGun    

Wow, what a huge loss! Such a great writer and comedian.

152 days ago
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2-Bar Quack    

:( No more Ghostbusters 3, Egon is gone, he was one of the writers.

152 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Great comedy director. Great comedy actor (STRIPES, my favorite). He will be REMEMBERED fondly!

152 days ago
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Stevonez    

Rest in Peace… I had some good laughs with those movies you were a part of...

152 days ago
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rlemons    

How sad! I hope he went peacefully. Prayers to his family. RIP

152 days ago
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gorillaG    

If you don't know how funny Harold was just watch the early episodes of SCTV (he also was in Stripes and I believe was one of the writers of Ghost busters as well as one of its stars) I will miss Moe Green....

152 days ago
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Criss    

Oh man this sucks! R.I.P.

152 days ago
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TheTruthIs    

Very talented guy. Groundhog Day: pure genius. R.I.P.

152 days ago
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gman23    

That fkn sucks. Comedy genius. No argument

152 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

RIP

152 days ago
11.

Hammer    

Great actor. Bummer

152 days ago
12.

Wow ...    

Condolences to his family friends and fans. May he RIP.

152 days ago
13.

bernergirl    

So sad. May he RIP

152 days ago
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CLINT    

Wow! What a loss. He wrote produced and acted in so much stuff and was pretty low key about it. Such a funny mind. RIP HR.

152 days ago
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3Storms    

Looks like the Ghostbusters need to get Egon in a ghost trap now.

152 days ago
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