Harold Ramis as Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) | Source: The Official Ghostbusters Trailer
Associated Press News Release
CHICAGO (AP) -- Comedy actor, director and writer Harold Ramis has died at his suburban Chicago home.
A spokesman for United Talent Agency says Ramis died early Monday morning of complications from an autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69.
Ramis is best known for his roles in comedies such as "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes."
He co-wrote "Ghostbusters," in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. He also co-wrote "National Lampoon's Animal House" and "Meatballs" and directed such films as "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day."
More recently, he directed "Analyze This," a movie starring Billy Crystal and Robert DeNiro.
UTA spokesman Chris Day says Ramis had been battling an autoimmune disease that affects blood vessels for four years.
Day says Ramis' family was at his side when he died.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.