Ghostbusters Star Harold Ramis Dies Aged 69
GHOSTBUSTERS STAR HAROLD RAMIS DIES AGED 69 – On Monday February 24, 2014 the movie industry yet again suffered another loss with the announcement that Harold Ramis, director, writer and actor, died at his home at the age of 69 after suffering from a long illness.
Harold Ramis was a prolific actor, director and screen writer with many movies to his credit including Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Animal House, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Analyze This and Stripes but to mention just a few.
Mr. Ramis died due to a number of complications to his illness, his wife Erica told reporters that Harold died due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis; a condition that inflames the blood vessels. Harold passed away surrounded by this family just before 1.00am and the world lost yet another Hollywood genius.
Within moments of the announcement of his death, tributes from around the world flooded social media.
One of the first was long-time friend and co-star in Ghostbusters Dan Aykroyd who said;
“Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis. May he now get the answers he was always seeking.”
A plethora of other celebrities were also quick to give their deepest condolences to his family, including Billy Crystal, Bill Murray, Rick Moranis, Henry Twinkler, Steve Martin, Stephen Fry and considerably many others.
It is with profound regret that we announce the news and so shortly after Philip Hoffman being tragically found dead from an overdose.
There is little doubt in my mind that Harold Ramis was a comedy genius and one that will be sorely missed by the industry and fans but here is a man that leaves behind a legacy that we can continue to enjoy and that is a gift rarely acquired by many.
RIP Harold Ramis