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Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters

Harold Ramis died Monday, February 24 at the age of 69.

Many of you know Ramis as “Egon” from the blockbuster movie Ghostbusters. He was so much more than just that one role. He was an actor, director and writer.

He had his hand in many timeless comedy classics. He acted in, and co-wrote both Stripes and Ghostbusters. He was writer and director for Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Groundhog Day and Analyze This. Ramis was the original head writer of the television series Second City Television (SCTV), a Canadian television sketch comedy show that ran between 1976 and 1984. He was also one of the three screenwriters for National Lampoon’s Animal House.

He leaves behind his wife and three children.

Ramis lorded his influence on a generation, and many more after, quietly. His wit and collaborations will be missed.

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