Comedy Legend Passes On

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Donna Ward

Many famed stars have come and gone, and, sadly, another one has gone before the nation’s very eyes. Ghostbuster star, Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69, after fighting an autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis condition for four years.

He was featured in many iconic films such as “Stripes,” Groundhog Day,” and, most notably, “Ghostbusters.” Not only was Ramis a notable actor, he was also a director of a few films as well. He’s directed films like “Caddyshack,” “Analyze This,” and “Bedazzled.” Ramis was always a busy man, but receiving fame didn’t change him.

“He’s the least changed by success of anyone I know in terms of sense of humor, of humility, and sense of self.” Bernie Sahlins, a close friend who also worked with the fame director, said to CNN.

Many celebrities were hurt by news of Ramis passing, as well. Celebrities like Seth MacFarlane tweeted, “Harold Ramis was brilliant, shinning example for every comedy writer”.

Steve Carrell tweeted that Ramis was “Funny, gracious, and kind hearted.”

Even in death, Ramis will be remembered as one of the original comedy writers that helped make comedy what it is today.

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