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Harold Ramis - 'Ghostbuster' actor and famed writer, director, producer - dies

Harold Ramis (r) in Ghostbusters with Bill Murray (l) and Dan Aykroyd (c).
Harold Ramis (r) in Ghostbusters with Bill Murray (l) and Dan Aykroyd (c).
Washington Times

Harold Ramis, an extremely successful comedy movie-maker who acted in such films as “Stripes” and “Ghostbusters” died in Chicago at the age of 69 on Monday, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Monday. Ramis was also known for having been a writer and director of such successful motion pictures as “Groundhog Day” and “Caddyshack.”

Erica Mann, Harold Ramis’ wife, said that the actor died from a long illness. Ramos’ health concerns began some four years ago after he had surgery for diverticulitis which disrupted his autoimmune system. He was Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for four months to learn to walk again and then was transferred to Chicago for rehabilitation. Though he had regained strength last year, he had a relapse and never recovered completely.

He performed with many of the early Saturday Night Live stars including Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. The three starred in what is likely his best-known acting performance in “Ghostbusters.”