Harold Ramis Has Passed Away

2014/02/24 17:55:46 +00:00 | Jonathan James

We're sad to report that Harold Ramis has passed away at the age of 69. According to his wife, Erica Mann Ramis, and the Chicago Tribune, Harold's passing was due to "complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels."

Harold Ramis was born on November 21st, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. The writer, director, and actor is probably best known by horror fans for his role as Egon in Ghostbusters, but he has built up an incredible body of work that includes directing Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, and Analyze This.

While a private service is planned for this week, it is said that a private memorial will take place in Chicago in May. Our thoughts go out to Harold Ramis' family and friends. He will truly be missed by those who knew him personally and those who were influenced by his work. We'll update this story with thoughts from those who knew him over the course of the week.