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