Bill Murray Releases Statement Regarding Harold Ramis’ Death
An unsuspecting Hollywood world was stunned to learned that acclaimed actor, writer and producer Harold Ramis died at the age of 69 yesterday, February 25.
While the late Ramis undoubtedly has a host of family and friends who all have heartfelt statements to make, the biggest newsmaker would be that of his former Ghostbusters co-star and estranged friend Bill Murray.
The two saw a riff in their relationship in 1993 after experiencing a winning streak of movies including Caddyshack and Ghostbusters II, but death gives the living a time for reflection and Murray issued a statement through his lawyer that was sent to TIME for a classy eulogy.
“Harold Ramis and I together did the National Lampoon Show off Broadway, Meatballs, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him.”
Murray and Ramis reunited to reprise their roles in 2009 for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, which is essentially the third installment of the series. Murray is currently co-starring alongside George Clooney and Matt Damon in The Monuments Men and will do same with Ralph Fiennes and Adrien Brody in The Grand Budapest Hotel on March 7.
Check out the gallery to see the movies Murray and Ramis went half on. It just may encourage you to make it a Netflix night in his honor.