Writer, actor Harold Ramis dead at 69

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died.

Harold Ramis in 'Ghostbusters.' Columbia Pictures

Harold Ramis in ‘Ghostbusters.’ Columbia Pictures

Fred Toczek tells the Associated Press that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69.

Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies “Ghostbusters” and “Stripes.”

Ramis co-wrote “Ghostbusters,” in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.

He also co-wrote “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and “Meatballs” and directed such films as “Caddyshack” and “Groundhog Day.”

  • Trevor D

    Godspeed Egon Spengler

  • guest

    This talented writer/actor gone way too soon.