Posted in TV | comedy | movies on February 24, 2014

Harold Ramis (L) and the rest of the 'Ghostbusters'
Egon

The comedy and film world lost a huge talent today:

Harold Ramis, a longtime North Shore resident, was surrounded by family when he died at 12:53 a.m. from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica Mann Ramis said. He was 69.

Ramis' serious health struggles began in May 2010 with an infection that led to complications related to the autoimmune disease, his wife said. Ramis had to relearn to walk but suffered a relapse of the vasculitis in late 2011, said Laurel Ward, vice president of development at Ramis' Ocean Pictures production company. - [The Chicago Tribune]

Harold Ramis was a member of storied Chicago comedy troup Second City where he worked with John Belushi, Bill Murray, and others. He's been a part of -- either as writer, director or both -- some of the biggest comedy hits of the last 40 years, including National Lampoon's Animal House, Caddyshack, Stripes, Meatballs, National Lampoon's Vacation, Back to School, Groundhog Day and, of course, Ghostbusters in which he also co-stared as Egon. He was 69.

Rest in peace, Harold. We'll miss ya.

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Comments (39)

Busting makes me feel good...
this does not.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 12:55 PM

One of the funniest things I ever heard Ramis say was during some making-of Groundhog Day feature (that I've since never been able to find) where he's talking about his small role in that movie as a doctor and said something like, "I took it very seriously and gained 50 pounds for the role."

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 12:56 PM

Harold Ramis > Larry David

I am truly shocked and saddend

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:01 PM

12:57 you are an asshole

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:02 PM

Mr. Footfetish sounds like a tool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:04 PM

"Ramis leaves behind a formidable body of work, with writing credits on such enduring comedies as “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (which upon its 1978 release launched the film career of John Belushi, a former Second City castmate of Ramis’), “Stripes” (1981) and “Ghostbusters” (in which Ramis also co-starred) plus such directing efforts as “Caddyshack” (1980), “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983), “Groundhog Day” and “Analyze This.” "

just wow

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:05 PM

Guess they have to change that Ghostbusters 3 plot for Egon's ghost instead of Venkeman's.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:08 PM

He also wrote and directed 'Year One' but we'll forgive him for that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:08 PM

Larry David > Harold Ramis > conan

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:16 PM

Died while 69?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:25 PM

my dad owns a BMW motherfuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:29 PM

except for animal house, all those other movies suck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:35 PM

1:35, you trolling p of shit...
How can you like Animal House and think Caddyshack sucks?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:38 PM

SOMEBODY DIED ASSCLOWNS!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:38 PM

Guess Ghostbusters 3 was never meant to be. True loss here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:38 PM

This guy has had his hand in bringing happiness to probably 99.9% of the people who post here at one point or another in their lives. If anyone is worthy of complete respect, it's Ramis.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:49 PM

What a huge loss. Ramis is responsible for almost everything that was funny in my youth. His body of work speaks for itself.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 1:53 PM

Brooklyn Fuckfaces

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 2:02 PM

Jerry Lewis is the King. This guy is a nobody compared to him.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 2:12 PM

^ French Fuckface

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 2:22 PM

Jerry Lee Lewis is the Killer. Jerry Lewis is nobody compared to him.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 2:23 PM

H.R. - legend.

you - internet troll

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 2:24 PM

More like Harold MEHmis lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 3:21 PM


brooklyn vegan comments a good reason to leave brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 3:22 PM

@ 3:22

Awesome. The sooner you douche bags leave the better.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 3:32 PM

hey 1:38 Caddyshack sucks

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 3:52 PM

3:32 missed snack time

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 3:53 PM

The car guy shtick is like 10 hours old and already played out. better luck next time chief...

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 4:54 PM

Newark is the new Harold Ramis.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 5:03 PM

Dude, what will it take for you to go away? I mean you must have a job, at least for now? How else could you afford those car and house payments?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 5:13 PM

Club Paradise and Multiplicity are underrated Ramis classics.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 6:27 PM

Fuckin kike!

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 7:13 PM

you're awful. just awful..

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 7:31 PM

Mr. Footfetish sounds hot. You like singlets, bro? You into frotting? Hit me up if your on adam4adam. Let's do this.

Posted by Mr. FootFetishFetish | February 24, 2014 10:25 PM

I liked Harold Ramis because he was NOT a fucking SAUSAGE.

FUCK YOU SAUSAGE!

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 11:10 PM

Fetish lives in Paramus and pushes penny stocks on old ladies.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2014 11:54 PM

"Old McBeck Had a CD"

Beck does not like Spot I Fy
E-I-E-I-O
He wants us to Buy CD
F-U-C-K-NO

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 12:18 AM

bong qwayluudes

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 1:48 AM

This guy has had his hand in bringing happiness to probably 99.9% of the people who post here at one point or another in their lives. If anyone is worthy of complete respect, it's Ramis.


Bingo!

Posted by wowgold2014 | March 13, 2014 9:15 PM

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