Actor, writer and director Harold Ramis aka Dr. Egon Spengler from the Ghostbusters films, has passed away. He was 69.
Reports Fox News:
Ramis suffered from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a disease that causes swelling in the blood vessels, and died from complications of the illness surrounded by his family.
"His creativity, compassion, intelligence, humor and spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him," his agent said in a written statement.
Ramis' Hollywood breakthrough came in 1978 when he co-wrote the blockbuster comedy "National Lampoon's Animal House." He went on to co-write "Stripes" (1981), "Ghostbusters" (1984) and "Ghostbusters II" (1989), films in which he also co-starred.
Other notable films Ramis had at least a hand in writing include Groundhog Day, Back To School and Analyze This.