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Star of 'Caddyshack,' 'Ghostbusters' Harold Ramis passes away at 69

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According to Deadline, popular actor, director, writer and award-winning filmmaker Harold Ramis passed away earlier today, Monday, February 24, 2014. Ramis helped to make some of the greatest comedy films of all time including “Groundhog Day,” “Ghostbusters,” “Stripes,” and “Animal House.”

After years of poor health, Ramis succumbed to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a condition that causes the blood vessels to become inflamed and leads to organ failure. Ramis struggled with the disease for four years before passing this morning.

Ramis' comedies were often silly and absurd, but they also had some intelligent, cerebral humor that helped to revolutionize the genre of comedy. His hilarious and smart films paved the way for some of today’s most popular and successful directors like Judd Apatow, Peter Farrely and Adam Sandler.

In addition to his iconic acting roles in some of the most successful comedies of all time Ramis also directed “Multiplicity,” “Analyze This,” “Bedazzled,” and he directed one of the most well-known comedies of the 80s, “Caddyshack,” which he also scripted.

My deepest condolences go out to Harold Ramis’ family and all those affected by his untimely passing. Rest in Peace.

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