Actor Harold Ramis Dies At 69 [Twitter Reacts]

Harold Ramis Dies

Harold Ramis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy filmmakers, died on Monday morning at the age of 69. Ramis, who was famous for films like Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, and Analyze This, passed away from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.

Ramis’ health problems started in May 2010 when he struggled with an infection that ledto complications from the disease, which involves swelling of the blood vessels, reports the Chicago Tribune. He had to learn to walk again, but suffered a relapse of the vasculitis in late 2011.

The actor was known for his wild, silly, and sometimes anarchist comedies. Judd Apatow, who cast Ramis as Seth Rogen’s father in Knocked Up, recalled of his time with Ramis, “When I was 15, I interviewed Harold for my high school radio station, and he was the person that I wanted to be when I was growing up. His work is the reason why so many of us got into comedy.”

Friends and fans of Ramis took to Twitter to express their condolences.

Harold Ramis is survived by his wife, Erica Mann Ramis, and children Violet, Julian, and Daniel.

Melissa Stusinski
Melissa grew up in the Seattle area, but moved to Indiana to attend Anderson University in 2005 and was editor at the school's Literary Arts Magazine for two years. When she isn't focused on writing, Melissa enjoys working on cars, gaming, and exploring new places. [Contact:]


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