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.

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