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Director Harold Ramis died

Director Harold Ramis died

Director Harold Ramis has died. An Attorney tells, that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69. Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies “Ghostbusters” in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. He also co-wrote “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and “Meatballs” and directed such films as “Caddyshack” and “Groundhog Day.”

Before his movie career took off, Ramis was a performer and the first head writer on Second City's television series. In recent years he directed episodes of NBC's sitcom "The Office". Ramis had been living in Los Angeles since late the '70s before he returned to Chicago, basing his production company in downtown Highland Park.

Ramis' serious health struggles began in May 2010 with an infection that led to complications related to the autoimmune disease. He had to relearn to walk but suffered a relapse of the vaculitis in late 2011. Ramis is survived by his wife, Erica Mann Ramis, and children Violet Stiel, Julian and Daniel Ramis. He also has two grandchildren.

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