Obituary: Harold Ramis, 1944-2014

Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis, 1944-2014

Modern comedy legend Harold Ramis died today, February 24, 2014, of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease of the blood vessels. He was 69.

Ramis co-wrote Animal House, the Ghostbusters films, Back to School, Meatballs, Stripes, Groundhog Day and Caddyshack, the latter two which he also directed, along with National Lampoon’s Vacation and Analyze This. He also co-starred in a handful of them, as well as such other funny flicks as Baby Boom and Knocked Up.

Again, let me point out that he co-wrote Animal House, Caddyshack and Groundhog Day, and  directed the latter two.

Enough said.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Ramis.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.