Howard Ramis, an influential comedian who wrote and directed classic films like "Caddy Shack" and "Groundhog Day," died Monday at the age of 69.
Comedy Legend And Ghostbuster Harold Ramis Dies
February 24, 2014

Via AFP:

Harold Ramis, the American actor, writer and director of classic comedy films "Caddy Shack" and "Groundhog Day," whose star turn came in "Ghostbusters," died on Monday. He was 69.

Ramis, a longtime resident of Chicago, was surrounded by family and friends when he succumbed to a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, the United Talent Agency said in a statement.

He came to prominence in an era in which US comedy made a major leap forward on the big screen and his success lay in a combination of clever humor, outright silliness and absurd stunts.

His early films were...

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