Comedy Great Harold Ramis Dies

    CHICAGO - DECEMBER 12: Harold Ramis attends a SCTV panel discussion in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Second City at 1616 N. Wells Avenue on December 12, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for The Second City) *** Local Caption *** Harold Ramis

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    Actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis died early today at the age of 69. He’s best known for his onscreen performances in Ghostbusters and Stripes, as well as his work behind the camera for Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation, and Groundhog Day. Ramis was a comedic legend, cutting his chops at Second City in the 1970s. Ramis passed away from complications due to a rare autoimmune disease and had been suffering from health problems since 2010.

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