‘Ghostbusters’ Star Harold Ramis Dies At The Age Of 69
Harold Ramis, who was famous for such movies as “Ghostbusters,” “Caddyshack,” and “Animal House” has passed away at the age of 69. The report in the Chicago Tribune read as follows:
Ramis, a longtime North Shore resident, was surrounded by family when he died at 12:53 a.m. from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica Mann Ramis said. He was 69.
Ramis was a product of the sketch comedy company “Second City.” He began his battle with autoimmune disease back in 2010. In addition to acting, Ramis also directed such movies as “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and “Analyze This.” He was what some call a comedic genius.
Here Are Some Tweets Mourning The Death Of Harold Ramis:
Harold Ramis was a brilliant, shining example for every comedy writer hoping to achieve excellence the field. He will be sorely missed.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 24, 2014
Awful news; Harold Ramis was a brilliant writer and director, and a very very good man. RIP
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) February 24, 2014
Was honored to have gotten to work with Harold Ramis, the Buddha of Comedy. Brilliant, humble, radiant. We’ve lost an icon. #GroundhogDay
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) February 24, 2014
Harold Ramis: “A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. (cont) http://t.co/JcT92iJ5HO
— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) February 24, 2014