Harold Ramis of 'Ghostbusters' fame Passes at Age 69


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Harold Ramis, best known perhaps for his role as 'Dr. Egon Spengler' in the theatrical film 'Ghostbusters' has passed away. The 69-year-old died from complications due to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, according to the Chicago Tribune. He had been battling the disease which essentially deals with swelling of the blood vessels for four years when he died at 12:53am Monday morning. His family was with him at their Chicago home at the time.

Though Ramis went on to work in the 'Ghostbusters' franchise that even included video games and other movies such as 'Groundhog Day' with Bill Murray and 'Baby Boom' with Diane Keaton, his start was in television, notably as head writer for the Canadian satirical comedy, 'SCTV'. He appeared as 'Moe Green' in that series and produced several of them as well from 1976 to 1978.

Among Ramis' many skills was directing. NBC's successful series 'The Office' featured Ramis as director for four episodes between 2006 and 2010.

Two other producing credits for the small screen were 'Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter' that featured Dan Aykroyd among others in 1987 and 'The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me' in 1982.

Producing, directing, writing, and acting, Ramis definitely left his mark. He is survived by his wife, three children, and two grandchildren.



I'm not sure who he was in Ghostbusters. But that is one of my all time favorite child hood movies. Every now and then I would sing the theme sound. "If it's something strange in the neighborhood, who you going call Ghostbusters". The green glob thing was so cute, in a weird way. Movies like that make me think of Men in Black . I love Will Smith and that older man that plays his partner in Men In black. Anyhow, it's so sad that he had to pass away especially with a disease like that. All the actors that played on that movie defiantly did a good job. Was he the heavy set one with the black short hair and kind of a funny voice. Well God bless him. He held on for 69 years . That's a blessing , now and days people lucky if they make it pass 18 years old . That man is definitely strong and a fighter with good will power. It seems that a lot of good people are dying. But its like my nail technician says it' s based on good karma, bad karma. Those who leave us early is because they have out lived all the good karma they've done. But some of the people that do bad things have to live out their bad karma to match to their good karma. So they stay here and suffer in a sense until they have completed their karma.
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