Harold Ramis, Star of 'Ghostbusters,' Dies at 69

Harold Ramis, whose irrepressible comic chops shone through as an actor ("Ghostbusters," "Stripes") and director ("Groundhog Day," "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Caddyshack"), died at the age of 69 early

Harold is a really good actor, he make comedy movie fun.

On Monday, Ramis was surrounded by family in his North Shore home when he died at 12:53 a.m. of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, said his wife, Erica Mann Ramis.

Ramis' serious health struggles began in May 2010 with an infection that led to complications related to the autoimmune disease, his wife said. Ramis had to relearn to walk and suffered a relapse of the vasculitis in late 2011, said Laurel Ward, vice president of development at Ramis' Ocean Pictures production company. He never fully recovered.

May his soul rest in peace

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