Harold Ramis dead at 69

The "Ghostbusters" star, who penned countless '80s classics, reportedly died of an autoimmune inflammatory disease

By Associated Press

Published February 24, 2014 6:27PM (EST)

Harold Ramis    (Reuters/Stephen Chernin)
Harold Ramis (Reuters/Stephen Chernin)

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died.

Fred Toczek tells The Associated Press 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" and "Stripes."

According to Biography.com, Ramis co-wrote "Ghostbusters," in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.

The website says he also co-wrote "National Lampoon's Animal House" and "Meatballs" and directed such films as "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day."

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