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It is truly a sad day in the world of movies and the paranormal as actor ("Ghostbusters"), writer, and director Harold Ramis has died. ABC News reported on Feb. 24, 2014, that Ramis died early on Monday morning due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.

Harold Ramis was just 69-years-old.

SEE: Celebrities react on Twitter to the death of Harold Ramis from 'Ghostbusters'

The rare disease involved swelling of the blood vessels. Harold Ramis was surrounded by his family upon his death.

The very well-known man in Hollywood began having serious health issues in May 2010 after he underwent surgery for diverticulitis and suffered complications related to it. He ended up spending four months at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota as he was unable to walk for a while.

It was in late 2011 when he relearned to walk and started doing better. Harold Ramis soon suffered a setback with his vasculitis, from which he has never fully recovered.

“There’s a pride in what I do that other people share because I’m local, which in L.A. is meaningless; no one’s local,” Ramis said upon the launch of the first movie he directed after his move, the 1999 mobster-in-therapy comedy “Analyze This,” another hit. “It’s a good thing. I feel like I represent the city in a certain way.”

Ramis was said to be working on "Ghostbusters III" which has been rumored for many years and on a number of occasions.

Harold Ramis became very well known for his involvement in a number of films including the "Ghostbusters" franchise, "Stripes," "Groundhog Day, and so many more.

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