Harold Ramis Dies at 69

By Will Ashton

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Harold Ramis, known both for co-writing and starring in the Ghostbusters films and his career behind the camera directing movies like Groundhog Day, Caddyshack and Vacation, has passed away. He was 69 years old.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Ramis passed away due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease swelling of the blood vessels. He has struggled with health issues since 2010.

I don’t think I need to go too far into why Ramis is such a celebrated performer and filmmaker, but I will comment on my appreciation for his grounded, yet delightfully unrestrained, comedy, that cared greatly for character and their nature in their comedic background. He will be missed.

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