Actor Harold Ramis dies

Played the role of 'Egon' on Ghostbusters and wrote the screenplay for Groundhog Day

An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died.

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.''

According to, Ramis co-wrote ``Ghostbusters,'' in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.

The website says he also co-wrote ``National Lampoon's Animal House'' and ``Meatballs'' and directed such films as ``Caddyshack'' and ``Groundhog Day.''

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  1. Will posted on 02/24/2014 02:02 PM
    RIP You will be missed. :-(
  2. john posted on 02/24/2014 02:17 PM
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