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Harold Ramis, Comedy Legend, Dead at 69

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates

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Harold Ramis, the legendary comedy actor and director, has died.

He was 69.

Ramis died of complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, having dealt with health issues since 2010.

He was one of the most influential voices in comedy over the past 40 years, directing hits including Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Analyze This and Groundhog Day.

Ramis also starred in the Ghostbusters movies and Stripes, along with appearances in everything from As Good As It Gets to Knocked Up.

He wrote Animal House, produced Back to School, and was cited as an inspiration by Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler and other major comedy players.

Watch Ramis in Ghostbusters below.

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