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Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis dies at age 69

Ghostbuster star Harold Ramis passes away
Photo by Tasos Katopodis

It is a sad day for many Ghostbusters and comedy fans as Harold Ramis, who played the character of Dr. Egon Spengler passed away early this morning at the age of 69 in his Chicago home. Ramis died from complications from an autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that causes the swelling of blood vessels. He was surrounded by his family at his passing and is survived by his wife Erica, sons Julian and Daniel, his daughter Violet and his two grandchildren.

Many people remember Harold Ramis for his various comedic roles including "Stripes" and most famously Ghostbusters with friend Bill Murray as well as his many famous films in which he wrote and often directed such as "Caddyshack", "Animal House", "Meatballs", "Groundhog Day", "National Lampoon's Vacation" and "Analyze This".

Harold started suffering from the autoimmune disease back in 2010. Ramis will be greatly missed by many who knew him and his films.

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