RIP Harold Ramis: Egon Dead at 69


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By Niall McArdle

Sad news from Hollywood today. Comic actor, writer and director Harold Ramis has died aged 69.

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He will always be remembered as Egon in the two Ghostbusters movies, very much the straight man to the child Dan Aykroyd and the smart-alec Bill Murray. Ramis co-wrote the movie with Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Fans have been clamouring for a third movie in the series for years. Perhaps now it will never happen, or if it does, it certainly won’t feature Ramis. Here he talks about the possibility of Ghostbusters III

 

imagesRamis wrote the screenplays for such classic comedies as Stripes, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Analyse This, and Animal House (meaning he’s responsible for the Dean’s classic lines “From now on they’re on double secret probation” and “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son”)

Ramis got his start writing and performing in SCTV

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3 thoughts on “RIP Harold Ramis: Egon Dead at 69

  1. A sad loss of a man who always seemed to have both charm and wit, rare enough commodities these days. I can remember when 69 seemed ‘about right’, and would have been considered a reasonable life expectancy. These days, it seems young. How and when did that conception change, I wonder?
    Cheers Niall, good tribute. Regards, Pete.

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