Comedy legend and Ghostbuster Harold Ramis dies
CHICAGO (AFP) - Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, an influential comedian who wrote and directed classic films like Caddy Shack and Groundhog Day, died on Monday at the age of 69.
Ramis, a longtime resident of Chicago, was surrounded by his family when he died of a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica Mann Ramis told the Chicago Tribune.
His style balanced cleverness with outright silliness and absurd stunts.
Ramis has been cited as an inspiration by a new generation of comedians and directors like Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow.