Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Ghostbuster, Harold Ramis, Dies at 69

Harold Ramis wikipedia(Photo courtesy Wikipedia, Harold Ramis)CHICAGO, Ill. (2/24/14) — One of Hollywood’s most successful comedy filmmaker’s, Harold Ramis, died in his North Shore residence surrounded by his family at 12:53 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24. at 69.

Ramis had been suffering from a rare disease called Autoimmune Inflammatory Vasculitis, which causes blood vessels to swell.

Ramis’ health struggles started back in May of 2010 with an infection that led to complications related to AIV.

He was best known as Dr. Egon Spegler in the 1984 smash hit “Ghostbusters,” which was ranked as one of the highest-grossing comedies of all-time and is now celebrating its 30th anniversary.

He leaves behind a daunting body of work, with writing credits on comedies such as “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and “Stripes.”

He was also known for directing hit movies such as “Caddyshack” and “Groundhog Day.”

Ramis’ comedies were often wild, trivial and tilting toward rebellion, but clever and revolutionary. He had a huge influence on other iconic actor-writer-directors.

Ramis leaves behind his wife and three children.

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

McLean County Man Charged for Alleged Deception of Drakesboro Man

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (7/29/14) — A McLean County man has been arrested for exploiting a Drakesboro man by allegedly… Read More

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (7/28/14) — Just over a year ago, four young men from Central City had a dream of making it in the… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 28, 2014 2998

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2619

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 2307

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 2140

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 1622

Business Spotlight - McQuady's Automotive

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 28, 2014 2998

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2619

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 2307

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 2140

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1553

Two Injured in Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by William Roundtree

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 28, 2014 930

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 846

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 28, 2014 678

Instant Admissions Day is Aug. 1, 2014

in News by Bernie Hale
July 28, 2014 365

Prosecutors Mull Over Whether to Charge…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 255

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 25, 2014 1622

Business Spotlight - McQuady's Automotive

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 25, 2014 1418

Business Spotlight - Blue Moon Car Wash

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1165

Foot Pursuit Ends with Arrest

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
July 25, 2014 1094

Open Mic, Bike Night Offer Good Times in…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1078

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03