Comedy legend Harold Ramis died yesterday due to complications arising from inflamed blood vessels. He had been fighting an infection since May 2010. He was 69.
Ramis’ filmography includes several cultural touchstones, including Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Animal House and Ghostbusters. The films also represent ongoing collaborations with Ivan Reitman and Bill Murray, both of whom were involved in Ghostbusters and Stripes, with Reitman producing Animal House and Murray starring in Caddyshack. Ramis and Murray also collaborated in Groundhog Day, with Ramis directing, co-writing and co-producing the Murray classic. Murray is Godfather to Ramis’ first child.
Ramis had two other children and two grandchildren at the time of his death, along with a wife of 25 years.