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Harold Ramis dead at 69
Online Staff Report
Producer, actor, screenwriter and director Harold Ramis has died, United Talent Agency spokesmen confirmed Monday, Feb. 24.
The Chicago native began his career as a freelance writer before joining the Second City comedy troupe in the late 1960s. There, he worked with a host of eventual stars, including John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Joe Flaherty, with whom he joined in the cast of SCTV.
By the 1980s, Ramis was a staple in American comedy. In his career, he wrote and/or directed and produced more than two dozen films, including National Lampoon’s Animal House, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day.
Ramis died Monday, Feb. 24, at his Chicago home from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. The Washington University (St.Louis) graduate had been suffering from the rare disease since 2010. He leaves his wife, Erica, three children and two grandchildren.
Ramis was 69.