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'Ghostbusters' actor Harold Ramis dies at 69

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(AP Photo/Jim Prisching). FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2009 file photo, actor and director Harold Ramis walks the Red Carpet as he arrives to celebrate The Second City's 50th anniversary in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching). FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2009 file photo, actor and director Harold Ramis walks the Red Carpet as he arrives to celebrate The Second City's 50th anniversary in Chicago.
(AP Photo, File). FILE - In an undated file photo, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, center, and Harold Ramis, right, appear in a scene from the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters". (AP Photo, File). FILE - In an undated file photo, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, center, and Harold Ramis, right, appear in a scene from the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters".
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.
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CHICAGO (AP) -- An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died.
   Fred Toczek tells The Associated Press that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69.
   Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes."
   According to Biography.com, Ramis co-wrote "Ghostbusters," in which he appeared with fellow Second City alums Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.
   The website says he also co-wrote "National Lampoon's Animal House" and "Meatballs" and directed such films as "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day."
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