Harold Ramis

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Harold Ramis was an American actor and director born in 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. Ramis co-wrote or acted in films such as the Ghostbusters movie franchise, Stripes, Groundhog Day, Year One, Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Animal House, and Meatballs. Ramis also wrote material for the television shows Second City Television, Delta House, and The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me. He was elected tot he St. Louis Walk of Fame in 2004 and earned the Austin Film Festival’s Distinguished Screenwriter Award in 2005. In 2014, Ramis died from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 69. He was married to Erica Mann and had three children.

24 Feb, 2014

Dies in Chicago


Harold Ramis dies from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis at age 69.  Ramis was diagnosed with the disease in May 2010 and had to learn how to walk again.  He then had a relapse in late 2011.  He leaves behind his wife Erica and three children.  A Twinkie, in remembrance of one of his best-known jokes in the first Ghostbusters movie, is included in a memorial left at the New York City firehouse used for exterior shots of the Ghostbusters headquarters.

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