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‘Groundhog Day,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ star Harold Ramis dies at 69

Photo: Ghostbusters (1984)

Photo: Ghostbusters (1984)

NORTH SHORE, Ill. – Harold Ramis, the man you know from “Groundhog Day” and “Ghostbusters” has died.

He was 69 years old.

The Chicago Tribune reported the Chicago actor and director died of complications from an autoimmune disease overnight.

The report stated Harold’s wife, Erica, said it is a rare disease that involves the swelling of blood vessels.

Erica told the Chicago Tribune his health problems started in 2010 with an infection related to the disease after which he had to learn to walk again.

His monumental body of work includes directing efforts in “Caddyshack,” “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and “Analyze This.”

Ramis also has writing credits on “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and “Ghostbusters,” in which he also co-stared.

MORE: Read more about Harold Ramis from the Chicago Tribune