Monday, February 24, 2014

R.I.P. Harold Ramis (1944-2014)

Famed director, writer, and actor Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69 today. He was surrounded by family at the time of his passing. He was battling a rare illness called autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, which is swelling of blood vessels.

 This man was a pioneer of modern age comedy starting with his roots as a writer on the classic Animal House and on. He gained entrance to all the nerds hearts on camera with his character Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters. Ramis had one hell of a funny mind and taste for humor on screen with classic many didn't know he directed including National Lampoon's Vacation, Caddyshack, and Groundhog Day. All great comedy classics in my book as well as all comedy fans. Not just fans that enjoy to watch them but to make them. He was big influences on current big comedians Jay Roach, Judd Apatow, and Seth Rogan, just to name a few. He will always be a pioneer and remembered for the work he has done to make us laugh and enjoy life.


Harold Ramis


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