A man known as a great actor, director and writer has passed away too soon. US Weekly reported on Feb. 24 that Harold Ramis has died at the age of 69. He suffered from a very rare autoimmune disease and left this life with his family by his side early Monday morning. Ramis’ wife, Erica Mann Ramis, confirmed his passing.
Ramis, who is from Chicago, is well known for writing “Animal House” and also for directing and acting in such movies as “Groundhog Day.” A huge role for Ramis was playing Dr. Egon Spengler in the “Ghostbusters” movie and its sequel in the 1980’s. His credits also list the 2007 hit “Knocked Up.” His most recent work included directing episodes of “The Office.”
Ramis is survived by his wife and 3 children. He will be remembered and missed by fans and co-workers worldwide. He was talented in many ways that will not be forgotten.