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RIP Harold Ramis

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Harold Ramis, the man behind the cult classic Groundhog Day and the smartest Ghostbuster in any roomdied yesterday from complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis. He was 69.


According to the Chicago Tribune, Ramis had been battling the rare disease for over four years. Best known as the detached scientist Egon Spengler in the two Ghostbuster movies, Ramis was also a writer and director in Hollywood. He was brough on board to help rewrite the original Ghostbusters film which resulted in Bill Murray headlining the film thanks to those revisions, he penned the varsity classic Animal House and he directed films such as Caddyshack, Multiplicity and of course the infinitely rewatchable smart comedy Groundhog Day.

And that pretty much describes any of the work that Ramis helped create. They weren’t just funny, they were more intelligent with each new viewing. These were smart movies that worked on multiple levels, from quick laughs through to holy shit moments of realisation.

RIP my favourite Ghostbuster.

Last Updated: February 25, 2014


  1. RIP Bro, you let being a nerd be a cool thing.


  2. RinceandLeSIGH

    February 25, 2014 at 09:04

    RIP Dude. You allowed us nerds to come out of the shadows and not feel too isolated.


    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      February 25, 2014 at 09:51

      Dude… That pic. Such feels :'(


      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 25, 2014 at 10:04

        Yeah man 🙁


  3. Mark Treloar

    February 25, 2014 at 09:04

    Who you gonna call?


  4. Skyblue

    February 25, 2014 at 09:50

    That is sad, he was brilliant.


  5. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    February 25, 2014 at 09:50

    RIP man. You were awesome


  6. v@mperian

    February 25, 2014 at 22:14

    What an absolute legend. RIP Egon 🙁


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