‘Ghostbusters’ star Harold Ramis passes away
Harold Ramis is a comedy writer and director that is known for playing roles in Year One, Knocked Up, Airheads, Groundhog Day, and Ghostbusters franchise. The cause of death was complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, which is the swelling of the blood vessels. He was surrounded by friends and family in Chicago. He and his wife lived in Chicago since 1996.
“Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer, performer and teacher Harold Ramis,” said Dan Aykroyd. “May he now get the answers he was always seeking.”
“Harold was a force of good in the universe. So funny, sweet and thoughtful. He will be deeply missed,” added Jack Black.
Ramis was born in Chicago and joined Second City in 1969. He worked with Bill Murray and John Belushi at Second City. Ramis’ first produced feature screenplay was National Lampoon’s Animal House. Ramis made a directorial debut in 1980 with the movie Caddyshack starring Bill Murray. Ramis also worked with Murray on Stripes.