Director, actor Harold Ramis dead at 69

Photo by Justin Hoch
Photo by Justin Hoch

Comedian Harold Ramis, a director, writer, and actor known best for Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Stripes, Caddy Shack and Analyze This died Monday of complications related to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis according to United Talent Agency.

More recently, Ramis directed 2009’s Year One and portrayed Seth Rogen’s character’s wise father in the 2007 comedy Knocked Up.

Ramis, who played the role of Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters, got his start at Chicago’s Second City, alongside fellow comedy greats John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Eugene Levy. Ramis was 69, and is survived by his wife and three children.

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