Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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...

Benton Middle School Spirit Day

BENTON, Ky. (9/17/14) — Benton Middle School held their first Spirit Day Sept. 16 to recognize all students… Read More

Fall at Land Between The Lakes

KENTUCKY (9/19/14) — The following happenings and events are scheduled for this fall at Land Between The Lakes: Hike… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 15, 2014 5298

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 5027

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 3933

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 2808

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 17, 2014 2747

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 2808

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 15, 2014 2376

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 2248

Man Arrested for Being Under Influence of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 17, 2014 1868

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Kyle Pharris
September 18, 2014 1428

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 15, 2014 1569

Owensboro Convention Center Announces…

in News by Madison Strobel
September 15, 2014 1255

Marian Retreat Oct. 18-19

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 15, 2014 1128

Parking Committee Meeting Location Change

in News by Beth Cecil
September 15, 2014 492

Owensboro Man Charged With Burglary,…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
September 15, 2014 395

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 5298

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 5027

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 3933

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 2747

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 14, 2014 2333

Three Injured in Single-Car Collision

in Top Stories by Robert LIttlepage

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)


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

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06