Harold Ramis Dead at 69
Published By: Tara ClemFebruary 25, 2014
Hollywood lost a great one today, as fans around the globe heard of the sad news that Harold Ramis dead at 69. He was an actor, comedian, writer and director whose films include “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters,” “Groundhog Day” and “Analyze This.” Ramos died today at the young age of 69. He passed away from a rare autoimmune condition called inflammatory vasculitis.
As we learned that Harold Ramis dead of this rare condition, fans were shocked because nobody was really aware that he was ill. It was announced today that Harold Ramis had been battling this condition for four years. The disorder is said to be very painful, and debilitating.
As we found out that funny man Harold Ramis dead at 69 today, Monday February 24, 2014 we find out that he passed away in his Chicago-area home, surrounded by his family.
Harold Ramis’ career goes back 40 years ago, when he started off at the famous Second City in his home town of Chicago. He was a co-writer of the comedy classic movie “Animal House”, followed by a string of comedy smash hits including “Caddyshack” “Stripes” “Groundhog Day” and the infamous “Ghostbusters”, where he also starred in the movie.
His partner in crime in the movies was his great friend, actor Bill Murrary. Murrary commented, “Harold Ramis and I together did ‘The National Lampoon Show’ off-Broadway, ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Stripes,’ ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Groundhog Day.’ He earned his keep on this planet,” said Murray in a statement. “God bless him.”
Another one of his co-stars and friends, actor Dan Aykroyd posted a message on his Facebook page “Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis. May he now get the answers he was always seeking.”
Actor Steve Carell, who worked with Ramis on “The Office,” tweeted, “Harold Ramis. Funny, gracious, kind hearted. A joy to have known you.”
Fans mourn around the world as we found out that Harold Ramis Dead at 69….RIP Ramis. Harold Ramis is survived by his wife, Erica Mann Ramis, three children and two grandchildren.