With the tragically sad news of actor Harold Ramis' passing on Feb. 24, 2014, the celebrity world took to social media to express their grief. It did not take long for hundreds of celebrities, such as Billy Crystal, to hop on Twitter and begin expressing the grief they are feeling over the passing of their co-star, director, writer, and friend.
It was announced that Ramis had died early on Monday morning due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing, and he had been suffering from severe health problems for the past three years.
While Harold Ramis may be best known for his role as Egon Spengler in the "Ghostbusters" franchise, he did so much more throughout his career.
He starred in such other films as "Orange County," "Stripes," "Baby Boom," "Airheads," "Groundhog Day," and many more. Ramis' true calling came as a writer and director in which his films have entertained so many people for decades.
Celebrities certainly wanted to let their grief known and they did so on Twitter:
"Sad to hear my friend Harold Ramis passed away. A brilliant, funny, actor and director. A wonderful husband and dad. Big loss to us all. bc"
"No no not Harold Ramis. Worked for him years ago. he was the real deal. Growing up, his work changed my life. He will be missed."
"Was honored to have gotten to work with Harold Ramis, the Buddha of Comedy. Brilliant, humble, radiant. We've lost an icon. #GroundhogDay"
"Dammit. Harold Ramis passed away. Caddyshack. Vacation. Stripes. Ghostbusters. Groundhog Day. Animal House.
One of the greats. Sad day."
"If you're my age and got into comedy, Harold Ramis was one of the reasons. Life is fast and over too soon."
"Harold Ramis was a brilliant, shining example for every comedy writer hoping to achieve excellence the field. He will be sorely missed."
Michael Ian Black
"Thank you, Harold Ramis."
"So sad to hear about Harold Ramis. One of the all time greats."
"RIP Harold Ramis. GHOSTBUSTERS and STRIPES were iconic classics played by the iconic straight man."
"RIP Harold Ramis. Was privileged to work w/ him on Bedazzled. Great director, hilarious writer/actor & truly wonderful man. You'll be missed."
"If a Twinkie represents amount of grief I feel when someone dies, Harold Ramis' death would be a Twinkie 35 feet long weighing 600 pounds."
"Harold Ramis. Funny, gracious, kind hearted. A joy to have known you."
"Not just one of my favorite writers/directors/actors Harold Ramis was one of my favorite humans. Very sad."