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.