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    Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis dies aged 69

    Bit of a shock this....

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/26327020#TWEET1053612

    24 February 2014 Last updated at 12:47 ET

    Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis dies aged 69



    EDIT: Long read...

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    "I’m the map guy. I’m the one saying to Bill, ‘You know, we should get back now.’” @tadfriend's Harold Ramis profile http://www.newyorker.com/archive/200...urrentPage=all
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    Ghostbusters was, is, and shall be my favorite movie. RIP Harold Ramis: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...,2259309.story
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    Oh no! I love this guy! RIP Mr. Funny Man.

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    He was involved in so many hilarious movies...Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Animal House, and my favorite Groundhog Day.

    A shame and a shock that he's gone way too soon.

    EDIT: Both of these links include film clips...

    http://www.salon.com/2014/02/24/come...is_dead_at_69/

    http://beaconhill.patch.com/groups/t...medium=twitter
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    May he rest in peace. Really enjoyed the whole franchise as a kid!
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    Although it was written by the incomparable John Hughes, Ramis directed 1983's classic National Lampoon's Vacation, whose cast included several actors - veterans and up-and-comers (some of whom were unkown at the time):

    - Chevy Chase (Clark W. Griswold),
    - Beverly D'Angelo (Ellen Griswold),
    - Anthony Michael Hall (Russ),
    - Dana Barrett (Audrey),
    - Randy Quaid (Cousin Eddie),
    - Imogene Coca (Aunt Edna),
    - Jane Krakowski (Cousin Vicky),
    - Eugene Levy (as the sleazy Used Car Salesman)
    - John Candy (Security Guard at Wally World)
    - and of course, Christie Brinkley as the Fantasy Girl in the Ferrari.

    Also, Ramis starred alongside Bill Murray in the classic military satire Stripes as Russell Zisky, Murray's best friend who reluctantly enlisted with him.

    Along with his career in acting and directing, Harold Ramis wrote/co-wrote several screenplays (in addition to the movies already listed above (Animal House, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters (I & II), and Groundhog Day) including (among others):

    - Meatballs (1979), starring Bill Murray (one of my favorite movies when I was in middle school)
    - Back To School (1986), starring Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison, Sally Kellerman, Robert Downey, Jr., Ned Beatty, and William Zabka (aka the eville bad guy in countless 80s Teen Movies )
    - Armed and Dangerous (1986), starring Eugene Levy, John Candy, Meg Ryan, and Robert Loggia)
    - Analyze This (1999), starring Robert DeNiro and Billy Crystal (and its sequel, Analyze That

    His talent and wit will be greatly missed.

    RIP, Harold. I've no doubt you'll have everyone in Heaven laughing endlessly.
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    He was so much more than "Ghostbusters" and I wish all the entertainment news articles today would be a little more creative and respectful of his talent than calling him "Ghostbusters star." Groundhog Day, in particular, still holds up today as a comic masterpiece.

    RIP. He will be missed.

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    He was so funny on SCTV. That whole cast rocked!

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    so many classic comedic iconic moments, lines, scenes. Gotta give Caddyshack a special shoutout, as a golf fan.

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    @Cyn, those are all some of my favorites ever. Over Xmas I was National Lampoons Vacation and still laughed like I had never seen it.

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    I noticed him in other things but really fell in love with him in Stripes. I knew he did a lot of writing but the obit I saw listed tons of stuff I had no idea that he had done. He was a comic genius & a fine actor too.

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    Could not believe my eyes yesterday when I heard the BBC news alert on the iPad, checked it and saw this news. I loved Ghostbusters so much and was just thinking of it the other day for some reason. Good childhood memories from that one.

    He was indeed so funny on SCTV. I'd forgotten about the Mountie Plainclothes bit until it was shown on the CTV National News piece last night and laughed so hard seeing him in plainsclothes w/people walking around him while on top of a horse.

    First thing I thought after the shock wore off was that he's back w/John Hughes and John Candy. That must be one heck of a get together up there right now.

    Rest in Peace Sir and thank you for the laughs and memories.

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    Even in his comic pieces, Harold had important things to say,

    Thank you.
    RIP

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