Harold Ramis

R.I.P. Ghostbusters Actor Harold Ramis has Died at 69

Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters

Well….nuts.  Now who are we going to call?

Actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis died today at his home in Chicago. He was 69-years old.   The filmmaker wrote and directed films like Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, and Stripes. He also wrote and directed films like Caddyshack and Groundhog Day (one of the greatest comedies of all-time), National Lampoon’s Animal House, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Meatballs.“Ramis died from complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis, which is a disease he battled for four years. He was surrounded by friends and family in Chicago, where he and his wife have lived since 1996,” reported Variety.

Ramis was one of the defining comic voices onscreen in the 1980’s.  For only being two months old, 2014 is taking a vicious toll on some beloved figures.  We lost a Ghostbuster today.  RIP, Harold.

2 thoughts on “R.I.P. Ghostbusters Actor Harold Ramis has Died at 69”

  1. What a terrible tragedy. The world lost a great man today. I can’t believe I will never laugh with a new Ramis movie ever again. Ramis was truly a genius. His early films were so goofy, yet so intelligent. Ghostbusters was one of the movies that marked my childhood, and with Caddyshack Ramis turned what should have been a disjointed mess into an inspired comedy. And Groundhog Day is one of the most brilliant comedies of all time. It’s hysterically funny, but at the same time it’s dark and serious, and explores its amazing premise like the best science fiction. It’s also a perfect allegory for clinical depression, though I don’t know if Ramis had that in mind. All I know is that I am seriously depressed right now, and I am going to watch Stripes tonight to try and come to terms with this, and hopefully cheer myself up a little, too.

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