Harold Ramis, Actor, Writer & Director Dead at 69

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NORTH SHORE, Ill. – Harold Ramis, who starred in several beloved comedies such as ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Stripes,’ has died. He was 69 years old.

Ramis is also known for his work as a writer and director for films such as ‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Groundhog Day.’

According to The Chicago Tribune, Ramis died at 12:53 a.m. Monday surrounded by his family. He had suffered from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, according to his wife, Erica Mann Ramis.

Ramis was known for his work on several classic films, including writing credits on ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House,’ ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ (1983) and ‘Analyze This.’

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