Rest in Peace: Harold Ramis

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harold ramis - Rest in Peace: Harold RamisIt is with truly heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a true legend in the industry. Harold Ramis has passed on at the all too young age of just 69. Read on for details and to express your condolences.

According to MSN, Ramis died overnight of complications from auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that causes swelling of the blood vessels. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at his Chicago-area home, where he returned to live in 1996 after 20 years in Los Angeles, according to a statement from UTA, which repped him.

Genre fans will always remember Ramis as paranormal investigator Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters, and of course his untimely passing puts the status of the long talked about third entry in that franchise in question.

Ramis is survived by his wife, Erica; sons Julian and Daniel; daughter Violet; and two grandchildren.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to honor this comedy legend’s legacy and offer our sincerest of condolences to Ramis’ many friends, his family, and of course his constituents. The world just became a little less funny today. You will be missed, sir.

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