Harold Ramis dead at age 69

Actor, screenwriter, and director, Harold Ramis has died at age 69, according to the Chicago Tribune. Ramis is best known for playing Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, the more rationale character opposite Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.

Ramis died at 12:35 am as a result of complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. According to the Tribune, he had been suffering those health issues since 2010.

In addition to his role in the two Ghostbuster films, Ramis is also credited for writing Meatballs and Ghostbusters. He also wrote and directed Caddyshack, Animal House, and Groundhog Day.

By Michael Lee

Michael Lee has an English and Communications degree from Concordia University Irvine. He is a fan of films that are comic-book adaptations and dry witty comedies.

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