Actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis died today at his home in Chicago. He was 69-years old. I'm a huge fan of the many of the films that he's worked on over the years, and I'm sad to hear that he's passed away.
The award-winning comic filmmaker co-wrote and starred in films such as Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, and Stripes. He also wrote and directed films like Caddyshack and Groundhog Day. He also worked on National Lampoon’s Animal House, National Lampoon's Vacation, and Meatballs.
Ramis died from complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis, which is a disease he battled for four years. He was surrounded by friends and family in Chicago, where he and his wife have lived since 1996.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends, family, and fans. He will be missed.